I am an assistant professor and the Director of the RN to BSN program at Catawba College. I also practice as a nurse practitioner at a local free clinic. I am very close to completing the DNP program at Duke University School of Nursing.
My research interests include chronic disease management, clinical reasoning, microlearning, cybercivility, social media, workplace violence, professionalism, and primary care for vulnerable populations. My doctoral project is focused on the development and assessment of an intervention that will improve the management of hypertension in patients with co-morbid type 2 diabetes in rural North Carolina.
I am a co-author on 7 publications: “Microlearning in Health Professions Education: Scoping Review,” in JMIR Medical Education, “Uncovering Cyberincivility Among Nurses and Nursing Students on Twitter: A Data Mining Study” in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, “Microlearning in Health Professions Education: A Scoping Review Protocol,” in JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, “Learning Cybercivility: A Qualitative Needs Assessment of Health Professions Students” in The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing (2018), “Educating Future Health Care Professionals About Cybercivility” in Nurse Educator (2017), “Evidence Based Strategies to Create a Culture of Cybercivility in Health Professions Education” in Nurse Education Today (2016), “Social Media Use and Cybercivility Guidelines in U.S. Nursing Schools: A Review of Websites” in Journal of Professional Nursing (2017).
My educational background includes a B.A. in Recreation Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, Master of Science in Safety and Occupational Health, and Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Educator), and a post-graduate certificate Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, and DNP from Duke University School of Nursing.
In addition to five years of service in the United States Coast Guard, I have worked as a nurse in a variety of fields including emergency medicine, occupational health and safety, and gastroenterology.
You can find a copy of my CV/Resume here