ANCC Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner
I strive to provide empathetic culturally competent care to those people I serve. I attempt to meet them where they are in life. I hope to help all those that I meet to feel cared about. I want to show the people that I serve how they can gain wellness.
Graduate school, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
Post graduate school, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
Soroptimist International Women’s Opportunity Award
Montana State University Nursing Dept. Consultant
Montana Nurse’s Association Member
Salish Kootenai College Adjunct Faculty
I have an interest in the connection between mood and emotions and hormones in women’s health. As a family nurse practitioner I greatly enjoyed women’s health in general and have an interest in this area. I also have an interest in our veterans in relation to trauma and PTSD. Being a veteran myself (U.S. Army 1987 to 1992) and having several family members that have either been in the military or are currently active duty I also have an interest in PTSD in relation to our veterans. I teach psychiatric nursing at Salish Kootenai College and greatly enjoy educating new nurses about mental health.
My personal interests mostly revolve around my family. My husband and I have been married for 30 years and have 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Most of my time off work is with family and spending time outdoors with our animals.