Holds a Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing management and leadership from Walden University. Holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Lake Superior State University. Holds a Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate from Brighton College Paralegal Institute and has achieved National Certification as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.


  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Surgical Nursing (previous Medical Surgical Board Certification held 18 years)
  • Nursing Education (2016 graduate of the National Education Association Leadership Academy)
  • Nursing Management and Leadership
  • Obstetrics and Women's Health (previous Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRP))
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Intensive Care (previous Advanced Cardiac Life (ACLS) Support and Pediatric Life Support Certification (PALS))
  • Surgical Short Stay
  • Case Management
  • Home Health and Hospice

Projects and Committees

  • Policy and Procedure
  • Medication Management
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Ethics
  • Shared Governance
  • Utilization Review
  • Negotiation
  • Nursing Documentation
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Nursing Curriculum
  • Nursing Program Outcomes
  • Nursing Learning Resources
  • University Curriculum
  • Culture Change
  • Presidents Council
  • Provost Council
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Nurse Residency
  • Nurse Preceptor Program
  • Nursing Model Implementation
  • Service Development



Nurse Leader

Improving Patient Outcomes with Relationship-Based Care 



We are Gatekeepers: A Self-Reflective Leadership Challenge for Nurses at all Levels. ISBN: 978-1628800937

Blog: Talk Tuesday

Identification of nursing and health care issues and strategies and recommendations

Professional Organizations, Boards, and Committees

  • Eastern Upper Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center Volunteer - Mediator
  • American Academy of Legal Nurse Consultants
  • American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • National League for Nursing 
  • Michigan Nursing Action Coalition Nurses on Boards Committee Leader
  • Michigan Education Association
  • Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
  • National Society of Leadership and Success

WestlawNext Training Certifications

Westlaw Classic Fundamentals for Paralegals

Case Law Research for Paralegals

Litigation Research for Paralegals

Research More Efficiently

Research More Productively

Statutes Research for Paralegals