Associate Professor of Nursing


BSN, Goshen College, 1995
MSN, Valparaiso University, 1999


Graduate school research focused on women’s knowledge of risk factors for heart disease.


Acute Care Nursing
Focuses on the application of the nursing process to the care of acutely ill adults.
Holistic Client Assessment
Focuses on the collection of a database within the context of the nursing process.  Content includes the health history and assessment of functional health patterns, body systems, growth and development, and cultural and spiritual dimensions.
Leadership Clinicals
Supervision of senior students in the clinical setting as they care for multiple patients.

Honors & Awards

Research Award, Valparaiso University
Alumni Award, Parkview-Methodist School of Nursing
1990-2011 Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
2011-present Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Memberships & Associations

Sigma Theta Tau International, 2012-2014 President of Nu Omicron Chapter-At-Large

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Nursing Research Consortium-North Central Indiana

Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship


Personal Information

Member of Worship Team at New Paris Missionary Church

Volunteer Guardian Advocate for ADEC

Master Gardener