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Education

I graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Nursing, and I have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau, and my Alabama RN license is current.  



Experience

My first nursing job was immediatedly after graduation at University Hospital in Birmingham, AL.  I initially participated in the RN post-graduation internship which gave me an opportunity to work in many different areas of the hospital.  I also worked with the nurse recruiter at UAB by visiting current nursing students enrolled at UAB School of Nursing, and encouraging them to come work at University Hospital upon graduation.  I obtained a full time position on the High Risk Antepartum Unit where I cared for many high risk pregnant patient's with very rare conditions.  I enjoyed precepting local area nursing students, and participating in the job shadowing program for local college students considering a nursing career.  I also had an opportunity to train new nursing staff members.  In 2004, my husband accepted an engineering position here in Huntsville, AL, which relocated us to the Rocket City.  I accepted a position at the Alabama Pain Center where I worked in a variety of capacities from a procedures nurse (preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative), implantable pain pump nurse, and hospital outpatient procedure nurse.  I gained many skills and experience from my time at the pain center.  My most recent nursing experience was spent at North Alabama Oral and Facial Surgery.  I truly have a passion for oral and maxillofacial surgery.  I had the opportunity to work as a conscious sedation nurse as well as assisting physicians in the OR with repair of fractures to face and mandible as well as orthognathic jaw surgeries.  During the past several years, I have also tutored a variety of Calhoun Nursing students to assist them better understand their nursing lectures.  In addition, I served as Surgery and Implant coordinator for Dr. Guffey, and love sharing my experiences with the student's here at James Clemens High School.  

Teaching has always been a passion of mine.  While in college, I came very close to changing my major to Secondary Education. When I chose nursing as a profession, I knew I wanted to make a difference in people's lives.  Fortunately, I am able to use my nursing experience and knowledge to teach our students who are interested in pursuing a career in the Medical Field. 



Bio

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for the past 9.5 years, and we have lived here in the Tennessee Valley for the past 7 years.  I have an outgoing daughter, Lilliana, who is 5 years old, and my son, Avery, is 2 years old.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, reading, and watching Alabama football!  (Roll Tide)