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-Paralegal degree from Brighton College Paralegal Institute.


  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Surgical Nursing (previous Medical Surgical Board Certification held 18 years)
  • 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
  • Nursing Management and Leadership
  • Nursing Education (2016 graduate of the National Education Association Leadership Academy)

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Projects and Committees

  • Ethics
  • Shared Governance
  • Utilization Review
  • Policy and Procedure
  • Medication Management
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Negotiation
  • Nursing Documentation
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Nursing Curriculum
  • Nursing Program Outcomes
  • Nursing Learning Resources
  • 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
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • National League for Nursing 
  • Michigan Coalition of Nursing Leadership Committee Chair
  • Michigan Education Association
  • Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
  • Regional Economic Development Advisory Collaborative (REDAC).

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