Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, IL in 1968
Master of Science in Nursing, Indiana University, Community Mental Health Nursing, Bloomington, IN 1976
Area of expertise
Psychiatric mental health nursing at Community Hospital
Psychiatric mental health nursing in the ASN and BSN programs at University of Indianapolis
Masters Program in Nursing Education at University of Indianapolis
My BSN is from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois in 1968. For the first four years, I worked in medical surgical nursing and pediatrics. After a move back to Indianapolis, my home town, I began working in psychiatric mental health nursing at Community Hospital. I decided I wanted to learn more so I went back to school and earned my MSN in Community Mental Health Nursing in 1976 from Indiana University. From there I went to the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) and taught psychiatric mental health nursing in the ASN and BSN programs. Later I taught some courses in the Masters in Nursing Education Program.
During this time at UIndy, I continued to work part time at Community Hospital mostly on the psychiatric unit, maintained a full time role at UIndy and went to school for my doctorate which I earned in 1997 in Higher Education Administration from IU. After 32 years of teaching in the School of Nursing at the University of Indianapolis, I retired in 2009. Then I went to Ball State where I taught psychiatric mental health nursing for 2 years. With a little hiatus off, I joined the Marian Accelerated Program in 2012 teaching mental health nursing. I truly enjoy teaching on-line and working with the students. Now it has been 41 years that I have been in this field of mental health nursing.
In my spare time, I love to travel, do nature photography and spend time with my family and friends. I have big family of 4 living siblings, 20 nieces and nephews, 45 great nieces and nephews and some great greats.
I wish you all the best in your course work and will help you toward your career goals in any way I can.