I “immigrated” to Washington State in my early 20’s from the state of North Dakota, and have never regretted moving to the green state of Washington. My nursing career has been almost exclusively pediatric focused in practice, employed at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I grew up in a Christian home, and came to my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age. I have attended an Assembly of God denomination church all of my life. In 2008-2009, the Lord began moving me toward an education focus in nursing. I always have loved teaching patients and families, and working with students and new employees. I am now able to use my passion for nursing and my love of teaching together to work with students and equip them with the nursing skills and critical thinking skills they need to become nurses.
I am married, and my husband and I are active in our church, Shoreline Community Church. We have two busy teenage daughters.
2012 Masters Degree in Nursing, University of Washington, Bothell, WA.
1983 Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND.
Professional Licensure & Certification
1983-Present Registered Nurse, State of Washington
2012-Present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Professional Nursing Experience
2012-Present Assistant Professor, Northwest University-Buntain School of Nursing, Kirkland, WA.
2009-2012 Adjunct Professor/Clinical Instructor, Northwest University-Buntain School of Nursing, Kirkand, WA.
1985-Present Registered Staff Nurse, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA.Units I have worked on: Infant Med-Surg Inpatient Unit, Surgical Inpatient Unit, General Surgery Outpatient Clinic, Children’s Consulting Nurses Unit.
1983-1985 Registered Staff Nurse, Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, WA.
NURS 4352: Pediatric Nursing
NURS 4932: Pediatric Nursing: Therapeutic Interventions (Clinicals)
NURS 4973: Focused Senior Nursing Practice
NURS 3956: Therapeutic Interventions II (Simulation Clinicals)
Buntain School of Nursing Evaluation and Curriculum Committee
Travelling, flowers and gardening, walking and hiking, music, playing piano, photography, and scrapbooking. (With a busy schedule, I don’t always have time to do some of these activities.)