Associate Professor, MSN, RN. Monsignor Joseph Harrington Endowed Professor for Nursing. Earned her masters at the University of Portland, specializing in primary care of the adult and family.
Special nursing interests include community and public health nursing, clinical decision-making, nursing ethics, and holistic care with emphasis on prevention and health promotion.
Other interests/hobbies include playing with her grandchildren Haley, Trey, Addison and Andrew; refinishing old furniture; sports - especially baseball; and anything outside, including hiking with her dog Gunner and camping.
Courses taught: Community Health Nursing & Nursing Leadership & Management. Favorite teaching/learning strategies include using video technology to bring in guest speakers from other countries and to create student nurse networks around the world.
On receiving the Monsignor Joseph Harrington Endowed Professorship for Nursing:
I am honored to be the first recipient of the Monsignor Joseph Harrington Endowed Professorship in Nursing. As I have reflected upon the opportunities for scholarship and the reasons why I may have been chosen for this award, it seemed apparent that my interest in international networking and integrating cultural diversity into the nursing program were considered. With this in mind, I developed a plan that would not only promote my professional development in public health nursing but also impact student learning at Carroll College for many years to come. The professorship has provided the opportunity to travel abroad and develop relationships with professors, nurses and students from all over the world including Norway, New Zealand, Africa and Japan. The technology resources available at Carroll have provide support for my vision to build connections through conversations between our students and international partners in health.