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Visiting Assistant Prof

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

  • Oklahoma City University 2023 - Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Educational Leadership
  • Oklahoma City University 2020 - Master of Science in Nursing Education
  • Oklahoma City University 2018 - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Cardiac Medicine Certification (CMC)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC)

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

DNP Project: LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency: Implementing Nurse Educator Workshops for Inclusionary Curriculum

MSN Thesis: Simulation in Pre Licensure Nursing Education

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 NextGen Oklahoma 30 Under 30 Award Recipient
  • 2023 Outstanding Nursing Service Award
  • 2020 Heart of Nursing Award

Professional and Community Involvement

  • 2023 Women's Leadership Conference - Speaker
  • 2022 LGBTQ+ Health Summit at Rose State College - Master of Ceremonies and Coordinator
  • 2022 International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference - Speaker 
  • 2021 Clinical Considerations for the LGBTQ+ Patient - Master of Ceremonies and Coordinator
  • 2021 Nurses Day at the Capital - Panelist
  • 2020 Transgender Day of Visibility - Panelist


  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Member 
  • American Nurses Association - Member
  • American Journal of Critical Care - Peer Reviewer
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association - Emerging Nurse Director and Nominations Committee Member (2021-23)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society - Member 


Critical Care, Cardiac Surgery, House Supervisor/Nursing Administration, LGBTQ+/Gender Affirming Care, Special Needs Care, Camp Nursing

Most of my career has been spent in travel nursing as a bedside nurse and clinical adjunct - I have worked in Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

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