My nursing career has taken me from acute care to intensive care, into primary care, home care, and into administration. I have spent my career, thus far, caring for the adult and geriatric population. For the past 7 years, I have worked in home care from the field nursing level through administration. Over the course of completing my graduate degree at UAB while working in home care, I developed both a desire to work with chronically ill and limited access individuals as well as a need to educate others to do the same.
I began instructing at the University level as an adjunct Clinical Instructor here at UAB. It was then that I decided where my career needed to go next. My current position in the pre-licensure BSN and AMNP program is an excellent point from which to begin. My desire is to assist in honing the skills and mindset of pre-licensure students to facilitate their development into compassionate, competent caregivers who pass those traits along to those they encounter.