College of Health and Human Sciences
School of Nursing
I have 43 years of experience as a registered nurse. My clinical background is adult oncology. Most of my career has been spent in leadership positions. For the past 15 years, I have taught master's students in nursing leadership and nursing education.<br><br>I currently serve as the Program Director for the Nursing Leadership and Nurse Educator programs at Western Carolina University.
I teach in the Masters in Nursing Leadership program. I teach a variety of leadership courses including organizational theory, quality improvement, strategic planning, communication, finance, health policy, human resources, and leadership practicums. I also teach core graduate courses in the Nurse Educator program.
My research interest is in the area of emotional intelligence of nurse administrators as well as a variety of leadership topics.