Professional Bio


  • M.S.N., University of Northern Colorado
  • B.S.N., University of Wyoming

Dedicated to the needs of the adult learner, I believe students enter the educational journey with valuable experiences and personal visions of where they are headed. Regis adult learners want more and expect more from their education.  I feel privileged and dedicated to fostering and enriching each student’s journey towards success.


Clinical Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, FNP-BC

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN) 
  • Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

International adoption and post adoption adaptation issues
Nurses with hearing loss

Recent Publications

Spencer, C. S., Pennington, K. (2015). Nurses with undiagnosed hearing loss: Implications for practice. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing: A Scholarly Journal of the American Nurses Association (20) 1. doi: 10.3912/ONIJ.vol20no01PPT002

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Community

  • Parent training volunteer: Development Issues after International Adoption and Basic Infant and Child Care After Adoption, CCAI, Centennial, Colorado
  • Grant writer for Joyous Chinese Culture Center. Centennial, Colorado