Professional Bio

Education
  • PhD, Nursing Science, The University of Texas at Austin
  • MSN, Parent-Child Nursing/Education, Marquette University
  • BSN, Marquette University

Clinical Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications
  • Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS-BC)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP); Board Member, Wisconsin Chapter, 2003-2016
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society (STTI)
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Children with special health care needs and their families
  • Family adaptation to childhood technology dependence

Awards and Recognition

Grants
  • PhD Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars and DNP Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholars at Marquette College of Nursing, Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, $40000, 2016-2018.
  • Curriculum Grant to infuse geriatric content into Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner courses, Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, $5000, 2015.
  • PhD Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar and DNP Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar at Marquette College of Nursing, Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, $20000, 2014-2016.
  • New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program at Marquette University College of Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $50000, 2014-2015.
  • New Careers in Nursing at Marquette University College of Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $50000, 2013-2015.
  • Increasing Workforce Diversity through New Careers in Nursing at Marquette University, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $50000, 2011-2012.

Recognition

  • Seminar on Higher Education Leadership, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), 2013.
  • Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2011.

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession

  • Accreditation Site Evaluator, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 2008-present
  • Content Expert Panel for Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pediatrics Certification, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Vice Chair 2006-2008, Chair 2009-2012
  • Member, Nursing Research & EBP Council, Children’s Hospital of WI, 1995-99, 2006-2016
  • Member, Administrators of Nursing Education in Wisconsin (ANEW), 2010-2016
  • Member, Southeast Wisconsin Nursing Alliance (SEWNA), 2010-2016
  • Reviewers’ Panel, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2012-present
  • Reviewers’ Panel, Journal of Nursing Regulation, 2010-present
  • Reviewers’ Panel, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 2009-present
  • Reviewers’ Panel, Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 2002-present

Service to Community

  • Board of Directors, American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin, 2006-2016; Member, Governance/Nominations Committee, Service Delivery Committee
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Program Advisory Board, Milwaukee Center for Independence, 2014-2016
  • Volunteer, Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin Respite Events, 2007-2014