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Ft Sam Houston, TX
US ARMY C - 4 Course (Combat Casualty Care)
Carlyle Barracks, PA
US Army War College
US Army Command and General Staff College
Diploma (M.Sc.)
Military Science
Unviersity of California, San Francisco
Master of Science in Nursing and Business
Nursing Administration
Business Administration
California State University, Fresno
Bachelors of Nursing
Merced Community College
Associate in Science
Statistics and Measurement
Presentation School of Nursing
Diploma in Nursing
August 2011
Clinical Instrtuctor
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2007
August 2011
Continuing Nursing Education Coordinator,
Medical City Dallas Hospital
November 2001
January 2007
House Administrator Nursing, Nights
Medical City Dallas Hospital
October 2003
April 2005
Ass't Nursing Manager, Cardiac/Stroke Unit
Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver, WA
January 2001
June 2003
Nurse Recruiter
St Paul Medical Center
April 1998
December 2000
Nurse Manager Medicine, Stroke, Cardiac, diabeties
VA Medical Center Dallas
November 1994
April 1998
Chief Plan, Operations, Training
225th Combat support Hospital
September 1994
April 1998
Nurse Manager HIV (TB/Substance Abuse) Research and Overflow Medicine
VA Medical Center Miami
August 1991
September 1994
Associate Chief Nurse/Chief Nurse, Acting
VA Medical Center Roseburg
February 1991
September 1994
Chief Plan, Operations, Training
3361st 1000 - bed General Hospital - changed to 336th Combat Support Hospital
September 1990
July 1991
Infection Control Nurse
Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center - Desert Storm
July 1990
February 1991
Nurse Consultant
US Army VIII Readiness Region
April 1987
September 1990
Surgical Float Nurse - Heart/Liver Trasplant, Neurosurgical, Ophthalmology
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
January 1987
September 1989
Chief Plan, Operations, Training
3355th 1000 - bed General Hospital - changed to 355th Combat Support Hospital
January 1985
December 1987
Associate Chief Nurse
US Army Medical Center, Nurnberg Germany
December 1981
January 1985
Cl Nurse Hematology/GI Oncology Research Unit (12/81-2/82); Infectional Control Nurse (2/82 - 1/85)
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
April 1980
October 1981
Chief Nurse, US ARMY AZ NAT'L GUARD Headquarters
US Army National Guard Arizona
April 1980
October 1981
Chief Nurse Executive, Associate Chief Nurse (Medical-Surgical), Nurse Manager Telemetry, Certified Intravenous Therapy, Staff Nurse ICU
USPHS Indian Health Sevice Medial Center, Phoenix
January 1980
October 1980
State Assistant Chief Nurse
US Army National Guard South Dakota
March 1978
June 1980
Associate Chief Nurse
Hines VA Medical Center, Chicago, Ill, Hines VA Medical Center
June 1979
April 1980
Service Unit Director
USPHS Indian Health Service Medical Center, Rapid City
March 1978
December 1979
Chief Plan, Operations, Training
801st 1000 - bed General Hospital
September 1975
March 1978
Chief Plan, Operations, Training
5502nd 1000 - Bed General Hospital and Medical Detachments/Military Intelligence GP
April 1975
February 1978
Associate Chief Nurse
VA Medical Center Denver
July 1974
March 1975
Chief Nurse Trainee
VA Centeral Office: San Franciso, Martinez, Pal Alto, Fresno
September 2013
Chairperson, Faculty Issues Committee
September 2012
Student Affairs Committee
July 2013
November 2015
Texas League for Nursing
July 2008
September 2011
Committee Member
TX TNA CNE Committee
October 2013
Exceptional nursing innovations, management, and risk taker
October 2013
Received this award in 1988 & 1989.  Voted by peers, nursing administration and surgical residents/interns
November 1981
1980 US Army AZ Nat'l Guard: Served with distinction as Chief Nurse.  She implemented classes for the nurses with the community college offering Emergency Medical Technician training leading to a certification.  This allowed the nurses to fill the medical officer slots to provide urgent care, first aid, and sick call to the soldiers in the field on weekends and annual training as well as utilize the US Army MED Evac Unit Reserve to assist in removing patients assigned to isolated areas. With the Readiness Region out of Los Angeles, she assisted in the development of the medical readiness export package and assisted as an evaluator during the gaming.  Because there was little opportunity for training of medical enlisted, she obtained the support of the state surgeon and exceutive officer to offer the Expert Field Medical Badge for the enlisted and thru their efforts the General signed off on this program; which became annual.  She more than anyone was responsible for the medical units to become highly ready for any action needed with the state or nationally. 1985 US Army Walter Reed AMC:  She served with exemplary distinction while assign to Walter Reed as illustrated by the Meritorious Service Medals she was awarded.  Her impact in the research programs for the post op wound infections, establishing the protocols for the management of patients with Rabies, tirelessly working in the HIV research/staff edcation programs and spearheading the establishment of the EFMB will be carried well into the future.  She went from a novice to an outstanding expert in infection control in the course of 3 years, especially in the HIV program.  When the outbreak of measles and then chickpox among the staff and patients, she found the meales index case.  She was able to locate the protocol breakdown and working with the Air Force evac teams new policies and assessment questions were develped for children who require air evacuation.
March 1980
1980 USA South Dakota Nat'l Guard: Due to diminished physician and nurse officers, reorganized the medical dep't to provide soldiers in the field during weekend drills and annual training exercises with urgent triage care (air evac was contracted with air guard helicopters) as well as first aid and sick call services.  1983, 1984 Walter Reed AMC/AIR: developed and implement with NIH/CDC the protocal for treating patients with Rabies; worked tirelessly as a team member of the group whose reseach lead to the Western Block for HIV; research team member for the 3 yr study for post op wound infections in the cardiac & neuro surgery patients; mentored the Walter Reed Moulage Team to receive outstanding recognition and in demand for FAA, DC military district, and select key civilian medical ctrs for disaster training; passionately committed to implimenting the Emergency Field Medical Badge course for enlisted personnel at Walter Reed on a semi-annual bases with 3 day field test held at the Navy Academy field traning site.  1986 USA Nurnberg AMC: in collateral assignment of Chief Nurse USEUR COM performed with distinction during War Games in Turkey, when 30 military paratroopers became emergent to serious casualities during an air drop and in April was assigned to the Nuclear Accident team sent to Chernobyl Urkraine for 30 days. 1989 US Army 355th Combat Support Hospital: Negotiation skills provided Ft Irwin medical officers and supply personnel consultations with the combat support hospital and USC medical physicians via Navel Reserve Air support;  worked tirelessly to bring the personnel from novice to expert in the new DEPMEDs equipment & to attain the skill to set the hospital up in stages to accept patients within 15 minutes and fully operational within 2 hours;  when unit was notified selected personnel would be used as fillers for the units being mobilized for Desert Shield/Desert Storm she was met the challenges, resolved personnel issues seeking waivers, and making difficult/unpopular decisions meeting the needs of the Army as well as the service member.  1991 Fitzsimmons AMC with as 24 hr notice was reassigned to the infection control position after the nurse was relieved of duty - wrote and implemented the policies and procedures of Personal Protective Equipment as well as conducted educational classes for all personnel (Chief of Infectious Disease was against PPE) over a period of 2 months; received commendation from the JCAHO nurse surveyor for infection control; key player in the team to break the contract of the incompetent housekeeping service company; which violated all infection control and other government regulations.
March 1978
1978 5502nd 1000 bed General Hospital - 9 medical unit detachments & 1 JAG detachment:  served with distinction as the first Army Nurse Corps officer receiving a duty assignment of Chief, Plan, Operations, Training; which is usually filled by a Army Medical Specialist Corps officer; 1982 Walter Reed AMC to recognize her outstanding accomplishment of going from novice to expert in infection control.
March 1977
Performing duties as assigned above and beyond the expectation consistently. 
May 2015
Coordinator of CONHI student and faculty volunteers

The New Parkland Hospital Move occurred August 20, 21, 22, 2015.  I volunteered to corrdinate this opportunity and worked closely with the Director of Education on a weekly bases: created the flyers to advertise this opportunity for nursing student and faculty volunteers;  initially 226 students and 10 faculty volunteered -  final numbers were 149 students and 5 faculty members;  coordinated the orientation schedule with Parkland; assigned the students/faculty to their selected tour - each of the 6 tours had 25 students with 1 faculty member; created after action reports for the students and facutly; enlisted the faculty for the junior 2s, senior 1s & 2s to gift the students with hours towards their clinical hours - agreed to give 4 or 10 hrs for clinical credit; and authored the Dean's thank you letters and certificates for volunteers.