Manager of the Skills/Simulation Experiential Learning Center

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of West Georgia,
  • M.S., Master of Science in Biology, University of West Georgia,
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of West Georgia,
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator,
  • M.S., Master of Science in Nursing, Robert Morris University, 2014
  • Other Information

    Personal Interests

    Holistic health, nutrition and exercise to slow the aging process and live life to the fullest
    Inspiring others to choose to be happy through daily positive self-declaration

    Professional Memberships and Certifications

    Professional Memberships:
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Upsilon Phi Chapter
    International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare
    American Nurses Association
    Georgia Association of Nurse Educators

    Professional Certifications:
    Graduate certificate - Leadership in Simulation Instruction and Management, Robert Morris University
    TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer - Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training

    The most unique thing about our program is

    the culture of caring and the dedication of our faculty and staff to the success of our students in their endeavor to become professional registered nurses.

    Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests

    Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education
    Technology in simulation
    TeamSTEPPS - Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety
    The Art and Science of Debriefing
    Quantitative research and the effect simulation has on the transfer of critical thinking skills to the clinical setting
    Qualitative research on the effect anxiety has on performance in simulation and the clinical setting