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My original nursing education was in Australia where I completed a Diploma in General Nursing and a Diploma in Nurse Midwifery.  After coming to the United States I continued my education with the RN to BSN Degree at TCU  (1992) and the MSN (1996) and DNP (2014) at UTA.
My DNP project was a survey of The Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices Among Texas Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
I am an Acute Care and Oncology certified nurse practitioner. Before coming to UTA in 2011 I worked full time at a cancer center where I provided  medical and nursing care to patients with solid organ and hematologic malignancies, and participated in clinical trials. I am interested in genetics and genomics and belong to the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.
In April of 2014 I was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. I am an active member of the Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau.
I teach pre-nursing pharmacology and Graduate Health Assessment and Diagnostic reasoning. I maintain a clinical practice as a volunteer nurse practitioner at a free clinic in Arlington where we serve the uninsured and the underinsured

The University of Texas at Arligton
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The University of Texas at Arligton
M.S.N
Acute Care Nurse Pracitioner
Educator certificate
TCU
B.S.N
September 2015
Ongoing
Assistant Professor Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing and Health Innovation, University of Texas at Arlington
February 2000
Ongoing
Membership
Oncology Nurses Society
July 1974
Ongoing
Professional
AACN
Fall 2016
NURS 3365 - PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on September 11, 2016, 10:07 am
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Fall 2016
NURS 3365 - PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program.                                                     Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on September 11, 2016, 10:08 am
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Fall 2015
NURS 5418 - ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC REASONING
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Wednesday5:00AM5:00AM
Description of Course Content: Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 5301 and NURS 5334 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing. Interviewing and the Health History, Risk Factor Assessment, Advanced Health Assessment of the Life span, HEENT and Lymphatic Systems, Skin, Hair and Nails, Heart and Circulatory System, Chest and Lungs, Abdomen, Anus and Rectum, Musculoskeletal System, Neurological System, Female Reproductive System, Male Genitourinary System, Health Risk Appraisal and Screening Throughout the Life span, Diagnostic Tools, Laboratory Values, Psychological Assessment - Life span, Nutritional Assessment - Life span, Spiritual Assessment, Growth and Development Across the Life span, Functional Assessment Across the Life span, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Student Learning Outcomes:  Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to: Obtain comprehensive & problem-focused physical examination across the lifespan. (MPO 1) Perform a comprehensive and problem-focused physical examination across the lifespan. (MPO 1) Document findings from history and physical exam. (MPO 1) Develop appropriate differential diagnoses. (MPO 1) Differentiate among normal variations, normal and abnormal findings across the lifespan. (MPO 1, 3) Incorporate socio/cultural beliefs, values and practices relevant to health into assessment. (MPO 1, 3) Provide health promotion and disease prevention services based on age, developmental stage, family history and ethnicity. (MPO 1, 3) Perform risk assessment of the patient including assessment of lifestyle and other risk factors. (MPO 1, 3)
Last Updated on September 24, 2015, 11:33 am
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Fall 2015
NURS 3365 - PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Monday1:00PM3:45PM
Description of Course Content: Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451. Student Learning Outcomes: 1.   Identify common alternative health practices which could potentially interfere with drug therapy. 2.   Classify data pertaining to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. 3.   Incorporate knowledge of medications to plan care for patients receiving medications. 4.   Determine if medications are safe to administer based on assessment data. 5.   Describe the relationship between drug actions, interactions, side effects, dosage, and anticipated effects for selected pharmacotherapeutic agents and drug classifications. 6.   Judge if legal and ethical standards are correctly used, given case studies related to drug therapy. 7.   Identify information about medications which need to be communicated to the person and/or health professionals. 8.   Describe comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective drug therapy. 9.   Demonstrate the efficient use of technology to access relevant information, plan and monitor care for patients receiving medications.
Last Updated on September 24, 2015, 11:35 am
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Fall 2015
NURS 3365 - PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Thursday1:00PM3:45PM
Description of Course Content: Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451. Student Learning Outcomes: 1.   Identify common alternative health practices which could potentially interfere with drug therapy. 2.   Classify data pertaining to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. 3.   Incorporate knowledge of medications to plan care for patients receiving medications. 4.   Determine if medications are safe to administer based on assessment data. 5.   Describe the relationship between drug actions, interactions, side effects, dosage, and anticipated effects for selected pharmacotherapeutic agents and drug classifications. 6.   Judge if legal and ethical standards are correctly used, given case studies related to drug therapy. 7.   Identify information about medications which need to be communicated to the person and/or health professionals. 8.   Describe comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective drug therapy. 9.   Demonstrate the efficient use of technology to access relevant information, plan and monitor care for patients receiving medications.
Last Updated on September 24, 2015, 11:37 am
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Spring 2015
NURS 3365 - PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics.                                                       Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on January 7, 2015, 4:22 pm
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Spring 2015
NURS 3365 - PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics.                                                       Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on January 7, 2015, 4:24 pm
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Spring 2015
NURS 5418 - Advanced Assessment
Description of Course Content: Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 5301 and NURS 5334 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing. Interviewing and the Health History, Risk Factor Assessment, Advanced Health Assessment of the Life span, HEENT and Lymphatic Systems, Skin, Hair and Nails, Heart and Circulatory System, Chest and Lungs, Abdomen, Anus and Rectum, Musculoskeletal System, Neurological System, Female Reproductive System, Male Genitourinary System, Health Risk Appraisal and Screening Throughout the Life span, Diagnostic Tools, Laboratory Values, Psychological Assessment - Life span, Nutritional Assessment - Life span, Spiritual Assessment, Growth and Development Across the Life span, Functional Assessment Across the Life span, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Last Updated on January 7, 2015, 4:28 pm
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Fall 2014
NURS 3365 - Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on August 20, 2014, 1:07 pm
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Fall 2014
NURS 3365 - Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on August 20, 2014, 1:10 pm
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Spring 2014
NURS 3365 - NURS 3365: Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics.  Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on March 20, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Spring 2014
NURS 3365 - NURS 3365: Pharmacology and the Nursing Process
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics.  Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451
Last Updated on March 20, 2014, 4:03 pm
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Spring 2014
NURS 5418 - N5418 Section 001-011 Advanced Assessmen
Description of Course Content: Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skill in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Interviewing and the Health History, Risk Factor Assessment, Advanced Health Assessment of the lifespan. HEENT and Lympha tic Systems, Skin, Hair and Nails, Heart and Circulatory System, Chest and Lungs, Abdomen, Anus and Rect um, Musculoskeletal System, Neurological System, Female Re productive System, Male Genitour inary System, Health Risk Appraisal and Screening Throughout the Life span, Diagnostic Tools, Laboratory Values, Psychological Assessment - Life span, Nutritional Assessment - Life span, Spiritual Assessment, Growth and Development Across the Life span, Func tional Assessment Across the Life span, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Last Updated on March 20, 2014, 4:11 pm
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Fall 2013
NURS 3365 - PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics.                                                       Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on September 9, 2013, 3:47 pm
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Fall 2013
NURS 3365 - PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics.                                                       Must complete within 3 years of entry into nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, 2458, CHEM 1451.
Last Updated on September 9, 2013, 3:48 pm
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Fall 2013
NURS 5418 - Nurs 5418-004
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Thursday4:00PM10:00PM
Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
Last Updated on September 9, 2013, 10:44 am
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October 2015
Ongoing
Medical Services

I provide medical care to the uninsured and underinsured at Open Arms Health Clinic.

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