Board Certification

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Education

Graduate Schools

George Mason University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practioner
Fairfax, VA
2016

George Mason University
Master of Science in Nursing
Fairfax, VA
2006

Undergraduate Schools

Norfolk State University
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
Norfolk, VA
2001

John Tyler Community College
Associate Degree in Nursing
Chester, VA
1992

Professional Associations

American Heart Association (AHA)
Member
1995 – 1997

Virginia Association for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (VACVPR)
Member
1996 – 1998

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
Member
2003 – 2010

International Association for Clinical Simulation Laboratories (INACSL)
Member
2005 – 2008

Virginia Area Health Education Nursing Preceptorship Pilot
Member, Nursing Program Advisory Group
2005 – 2006

Sigma Theta Tau (STTI)
Treasurer (2010 – 2011)
Member
2006 – 2013

National League for Nurses (NLN)
Member
2007 – 2010

Grants

2007 – “Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum” – funded by the Provost of George Mason University. Awarded $1500 for using simulation to enhance thinking among undergraduate nursing students.
Role: PI (2)

Academic Appointments

George Mason University
Nursing Faculty
2006 – 2017

George Mason University
Clinical Adjunct Faculty
2003 – 2005

Biography

As an elementary student, I knew that I wanted to become a healthcare provider. A medical doctor was always at the forefront of my mind, so much so, that I would attempt to stick my mother with straight pins to give her an “injection.” As the years passed, I found myself leaning more towards nursing than medicine. After I obtained my Associate’s degree, it was only a matter of time before I found myself back in school to obtain my Bachelor’s degree. During that time, I became pregnant with my second child. Fortunately, he was born two months after completion of the program. After relocating to the Northern Virginia area, I continued working as a cardiac RN and eventually secured a position as a RN in CVICU at Inova Alexandria Hospital. After working for there for approximately 1 year, I obtained the position of adjunct clinical instructor. One year later, I was enrolled in the Master’s program with a concentration in nursing education. Upon obtaining my Master’s degree, I was hired as full-time faculty. Four years later, I was back in school to begin work on DNP/FNP. After graduation, I was hired at Prince William Family Medicine. My journey as a Nurse Practitioner has begun. I still have to pinch myself, as it is surreal to be doing the work I always dreamed of as a child.