I grew up in the rural 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 for over 30 years. I grew up in a Christian home, and came to 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 and I returned to school to get my master’s degree in Nursing. I have always loved teaching patients and families and working with students and new employees. I am 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 a proud mother of two daughters entering the health care field like their mom. My oldest is at Whitworth University in Spokane studying pre-med with a goal of being a pediatric doctor. My younger daughter is finishing high school and planning to attend college in Southern California. She hopes to get an advanced nursing degree and do mid-wifery. I enjoy travelling and am looking forward to my first trip with nursing students to the Republic of Georgia the spring of 2018. I attend Churchome, formerly known as City Church, and am involved in a couple of small groups. My relationship with the Lord is strong and He has proven His love for me over and over. His grace is sufficient for me, and I have much to be thankful for.
2012 Masters Degree in Nursing, University of Washington, Bothell, WA.
1983 Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND.
Professional Licensure & Certification
1983-Present Registered Nurse, State of Washington
2014-Present Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)
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 4303: Issues of Quality Improvement, Healthcare Finances, & Strategic Planning
NURS 4352: Pediatric Nursing
NURS 4932: Pediatric Nursing: Therapeutic Interventions (Clinicals)
NURS 4973: Focused Senior Nursing Practice
NURS 4963: Nursing Practice as Ministry
NURS 3956: Therapeutic Interventions II (Simulation Clinicals)
Buntain School of Nursing Curriculum and Evaluation Committee
Northwest University Faculty Integration Committee
Travelling, flowers and gardening, walking and hiking, music, playing piano, photography, scrapbooking, and reading.