I graduated with my nursing diploma in 1986 and started working at Lancaster General Hospital on the Cardiac unit, caring for Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgical patients. During that time, I went back to school for my BSN After 22 years caring for patients, I transferred to staff development, spending four years as a nurse educator. My passion for nursing combined with my interest in educating and supporting new nurses led me, once again to get my MSN, specializing in education.
Currently, I am employed at PA College of Health Sciences as the Coordinator of Simulation Education. In this role, I collaborate with faculty to develop and revise simulation scenarios, providing learning opportunities they may not experience in a hospital setting, for example, calling a physician or administering blood. I also oversee and manage the standardized patient program in simulation.
In my free time, I volunteer as the pariah nurse for my church, providing monthly blood pressure screenings and writing health related articles for the church newsletter. I am also involved in the local chapter of Nurses Christian Fellowship. Our chapter meets monthly focusing on spiritual support of each other through prayer, bible study and fellowship.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, reading, music, and getting together with friends.
Parish Nurse Certification
Master of Science in Nursing, Walden University (focus was Nursing Education) - 2012
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Millersville University-1996
Nursing Diploma , Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing (Now known as Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences) - 1986
Associate of Science, Franklin & Marshall College - 1986
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International
Chair, Awards Committee of Psi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
Member, Association of Standardized Patient Educators
Member, International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning
Member, Nurses Christian Fellowship International - Lancaster, PA Chapter