Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
260 Epley Center for Health Professions
Public Policy Ph.D., University of Arkansas (anticipated degree completion May 2013)
M.S.N., 2006, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
M.S., B.S.N., B.S.E., University of Arkansas
June 2004- Selected to attend 1-Week Certificate Program 31.2 Contact hours
“Faculty Development and Geriatric Nursing Intensive” Houston TX
1992 - Current, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification
Professional Nursing Development
Licensed in the State of Arkansas as a Registered Nurse
Healthcare Providers Basic Life Support Certification
1ST Annual Washington County Memory Walk - Chairperson 2002
Memory Walk efforts raised $15,000 during initial fundraising campaign
Money used to help establish a satellite office in Fayetteville, AR
Respite scholarships for family caregivers
Northwest Arkansas National Philanthropy Day - November 2003
Alzheimer’s Association Recipient for individual philanthropic achievement
2009 Received the "Teacher of the Year" Award from the University of Arkansas, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
2009 Invited to apply for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
2008 Obtained Recertification from the American Nursing Credentialing Center in Professional Nursing Development through 2014
2008 Invited to apply for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
2007 Nominated for the "Outstanding Faculty" at the 8th Annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet Presented by the Association of Student Government and the Studnt Alumni Board - 2007
2007 Selected by the May 2007 EMSON Graduating Class as the "Best Student Advocate"
2006 Student Appreciation Award University of Arkansas, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
"Home Sweet Home: Is it for All Older Adults? " 21th Annual Nursing Excellence in Research Practice Conference University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and University of Arkansas Medical Services-Area Health Education Center Northwest, Fayetteville, AR. April 16, 2012. (Received a rating of Excellent in all of the evaluation categories)
"Geriatric Teaching Teams: A Model for the Future in Higher Education" Saturday, March 19, 2011 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's 36th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Co-presenter Jean Henry, Ph.D Cincinnati, OH. March 17-20, 2011.
“Imagine the Possibilities! Promoting Sexual Quality of Life for Older Adults"-Friday, March 18, 2011 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's 36th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Co-presenters Jean Henry and Alishia Ferguson, Cincinnati, OH. March 17-20, 2011.
"Developing Due Diligence Consensus Regarding Home Care Safety"-Presented a 1-hour session on Physical and Nutritional Indicators Regarding Home Care Safety. Sponsors-Area Agency on Aging Northwest Arkansas/ Arkansas Department of Aging Services/University of Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center. December 16, 2010.
"Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education", Co-Presenter with Joel Freund, Wally Cordes Teaching Academy Annual Summer Teaching Retreat, Morrilton, AR, August 1-3, 2010 .
"Health Care Policy-2010", Guest speaker in the Health Care Consumerism Course at the University of Arkansas Health Science Department, Fayetteville, AR, March 30, 2010.
"Public Policy and the Effects on Patients", 2010 Breast Health Providers Conference, Presented by Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Ozark Chapter, Springdale, AR, March 12, 2010.
"Workplace Spirituality: Meeting the Needs and Wants of the Mature Worker", Association of Gerontology in Higher Education's 36th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Co-presenters Jean Henry, Ph.D. and Alishia Ferguson Ph.D, Reno, NV, March 6, 2010.
"Public Policy and Gerontology", Washington Regional Medical Center's 9th Annual Geriatric Health Services Fair and Conference, Mt. Sequoyah Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 3, 2009.
"Motivating Students", Co-Presenter with Paul Calleja, Wally Cordes Teaching Academy Annual Summer Teaching Retreat, Morrilton, AR, August 3, 2009.
"Assessment Techniques", Co-Presenter with Inza Fort, Ed.D., Wally Cordes Teaching Academy Annual Summer Teaching Retreat, Morrilton, AR, July 15, 2008.
“Leadership and Management Workshop”, Butterfield Trail Village, Fayetteville, AR, July 31, and August 3, 2007, Participants received (3) Nursing Contact Hours for attending.
“Delegation: In the School Nurse Setting”, 7th Annual School Nurse Summer Institute. Jones Center for Families in Springdale, AR, August 2, 2007.
“A Mentorship Model That Works: Using Selected Senior Students in Skills Lab”, 7th National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories. San Antonio, TX, June 28 -June 30, 2007.
“Alzheimer’s disease: It’s More Than Just Forgetfulness”, Butterfield Trail Village-Alzheimer’s. Awareness Training Fayetteville, AR, October 24, 2005.
"Defining the Levels of Care for the Elderly". (2003, July 24). Washington Regional Medical Center: Lunch and Learn Seminar, Fayetteville, AR.
"Professional and Personal Perspectives: Alzheimer’s and Caregiving". (2002, October 22). 2nd Annual NW Arkansas Geriatric Care Conference, Fayetteville, AR.
"Women and Caregiving: Current Issues". (2002, October 5). Speaking of Women’s Health Symposium: Hosted by Washington Regional Medical Center, Springdale, AR.
"Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Essential Information". (2002, January 23). Washington Regional Medical Center: Lunch and Learn Seminar, Fayetteville, AR.