BSN, Marquette University
Born and bred in Milwaukee, I’m a home grown product of the city and the College of Nursing. I love the diversity of students and faculty and the at-home feeling of our campus. I went into nursing because I enjoyed the company of older adults and wanted the knowledge and skills to care for them in a professional and competent manner. After supervising a 360-bed nursing home for ten years, I began teaching at UWM and have done so now for over twenty years. My primary focus is on teaching and my specialty is the care of older adults.
I teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Among the undergraduates, I am best known for my class on aging and long-term care. I usually teach in the classroom but also enjoy less frequent semesters in the clinical practice setting. I am a Faith Community (or Parish) Nurse and periodically offer a specialty course on that subject.
In the graduate program, I have most recently taught Advanced Practice Interventions for future Clinical Nurse Specialists and Family Nurse Practitioners and the interdisciplinary course, Processes of Aging. Processes of Aging is one of the courses that is required for the Certificate in Gerontology program.