Wow, where has the time gone, I have been in nursing for over 35 years, from bedside
to directorship including acute care, long term care, hospice and assisted living. I was
involved in Critical Care, focusing on both intensive care and cardiology: cardiac
catheterization, peripheral vascular and electrophysiology labs.
As a lifelong learner, I feel a compelling drive toward leadership and the encouragement
of others to develop their personal capabilities through both intellectual stimulation
and inspirational motivation. I find each generation of individuals both interesting and
challenging in their own right.
I continue to enhance and challenge my nursing career with goals of continuing education
and development. I graduated with high honors from Hamilton College in Cedar Rapids with
my Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2005. In December 2011, I received my
Masters in Organizational Leadership at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
Currently, I am a student in the Masters of Science in Nursing program at Mount Mercy
University, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
By writing and publishing articles related to both aspects of leadership and nursing and
continuing work toward my MSN, I hope to develop my skills both as an educator and a
leader. As if this wasn’t challenging enough, I also continue to maintain that all
important life/family balance.
I am thankful to my husband and two children for all their continued support over the