College of Health Sciences
I have been a registered nurse since 1972 when I received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming. My primary area of nursing has been “maternal-child” nursing. Since earning a Master’s degree in nursing in 1989, my primary research interest has been to protect infants from environmental tobacco smoke although I have participated in numerous interdisciplinary research projects. I began teaching at the University of Wyoming, School of Nursing in 1989 and earned a PhD in nursing from the University of South Carolina in 1996. I taught courses in the undergraduate, graduate and RN/BSN programs at the University of Wyoming from 1996 to 2007. Taking a short break from academia, I was the Assistant Executive Director and Practice and Education Consultant at the Wyoming State Board of Nursing until recently when I became a Walden University faculty member in the RN/BSN program.