College of Health Sciences
Graduated with the following degrees: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from East Carolina University (ECU), Post-Master’s Certificate/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) from University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Post-Master’s Certificate/Nursing Education from ECU, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Duke University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Grambling State University in Louisiana, Master of Science in Political Studies and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Romania.
Has been working as a registered nurse (RN), FNP (Certified), and PMHNP (Board-Certified) in the field of addiction medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry since 2002. Is currently working at the North Carolina (NC) Department of Health and Human Services at a psychiatric and behavioral NC state-operated hospital. Has worked at outpatient psychiatric/internal medicine clinics, at a NC State Health Department, and at a major NC hospital.
In addition to teaching part-time at Walden University in the PMHNP MSN program, is currently teaching part-time at ECU in the PMHNP MSN/Post-Master’s Certificate program. Has taught at Aspen University in the MSN program. Has been a guest speaker at UNC at Chapel Hill PMHNP program. Has expertise in precepting, monitoring, and supervising medical students, physician assistant students, NP students, and psychiatry residents. Is a member of American Nurses Association, NC Nurses Association, NC DNP Council, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.