• 2011- 2015 Indiana University Purdue University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN
    Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    Graduation: May 2015 Current GPA 4.0
  • January 1992 – October 1992 Indiana Family Health Council and Indiana University Purdue University School of Nursing Continuing Education Department, Indianapolis, IN
    Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • 1981-1985 Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduated with highest distinction

Student Clinical Experience August 2014 – December 2014

  • Adult Primary Care rotation (100 hours) Indiana Packers’ Employee Health Clinic, Delphi, IN
    Rural setting serving employees and family members of the Indiana Packers’ Plant
    Primary and Urgent Care to ages 12 – 70 with a focus on health maintenance and prevention
    Average 12 patients seen per day
  • Geriatric rotation at GRACE program (96 hours) Richard Roudebush VA Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
    Comprehensive home-based care to chronically ill senior veterans
    Interdisciplinary team-based approach to care for the veteran and caregiver(s)
    Focus on maintaining independence and preventing recurrent hospitalizations

Work History

  • May 2015 – present Nurse Practitioner, Montgomery County Free Clinic, Crawfordsville, IN
    • Assess, diagnose, treat, educate, and manage indigent, uninsured patients , adolescent to geriatric, requiring acute and chronic illness treatment and management
    • Train Wabash College students on medical scribing
    • Work with a variety of clerical and nursing volunteers to provide comprehensive, compassionate care
  • July 1998 – present Nurse Practitioner, Spencer Dermatology Associates, Crawfordsville, IN
    • Assess, diagnose, treat, and educate patients of acute and chronic dermatological conditions
    • Serve as Study Coordinator for Phase 4 psoriasis medication trials
    • Promote dermatology issues through public speaking and participation in health fairs
  • October 2007– May 2010 Elementary School Nurse, Crawfordsville Community Schools, Crawfordsville, IN
    • Assessed, treated, managed and referred students for appropriate health care
    • Established interdisciplinary health care plans for students with specific health needs
    • Promoted healthy habits in students and school staff
  • October 1997– June 1998 Nurse Practitioner, Visiting Nurse Special Services Family Planning Clinic Lafayette, IN
    • Provided gynecologic and reproductive health care to women from adolescence to mid 60s
    • Developed Nurse Practitioner Standing Orders and client education materials
    • Led education programs for high school students and young mothers regarding reproductive and gynecologic health
  • October 1992– September 1997 Nurse Practitioner, Tecumseh Area Planned Parenthood, Lafayette, IN
    • Provided gynecologic and reproductive health care to adult women
    • Provided STD screening and care to men and women
    • Served as a preceptor to Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner students
    • Promoted women’s health care issues through public speaking and legislative testimony
  • September 1991- September 1992 Nurse Practitioner Student Intern, Tecumseh Area Planned Parenthood, Lafayette, IN
  • March 1991- September 1991 Prenatal Clinic Staff Nurse, Community Health Clinic, Lafayette, IN
    • Implemented Ambuqual Quality Assurance Program in the four health programs provided at the clinic
  • May 1989 – February 1991 Quality Assurance Director, Visiting Nurses’ Association, Valparaiso, IN
    • Directed staff of nine for Intake, Quality Assurance, Reimbursement and Medical Records
    • Restructured Nursing, Home Health Aide, and Medical Records departments to enhance productivity, professional status, and accountability
    • Expanded in-house orientation and created RN preceptor program
    • Served as Indiana Association of Home Health Agencies Subcommittee Leader in the development of standards for Home Health Aide Certification
  • June 1985- April 1989 General Staff Nurse, Progressive Care Unit, Community Hospital East, Indianapolis, IN
    • Chaired and represented unit in Critical Patient Care Evaluation Committee (This incorporated extensive involvement in developing standards of care and quality assurance for all critical care areas)
  • June- August 1984, Summer 3 Nurse Intern, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, MN
    • Provided treatment, assessment and care to endocrinology, rheumatology, and dermatology patients under the supervision of an RN

Professional Status

  • Certified as an Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) July 2015 – present
  • Certified as a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner (Dermatology Nursing Certification Board) April 2008 – present
  • Certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (National Certification Corporation) October 1994 – present
  • Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive privileges, Indiana, 2000 – present
  • Registered Nurse, Indiana, 1985- present
  • Recipient of the Career Mobility Scholarship, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, March 2015
  • Member of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association 2016 Conference planning committee
  • Member of NP Society & Health Policy and Advocacy committee, Dermatology Nurses’ Association
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau, since 1983. Member of Delta Omicron chapter since 1991.
  • Member of the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners