I graduated from George Mason University School of Nursing with a Bachelor’s degree in 1988. I worked in the medical-surgical and oncology unit at Arlington Hospital in Virginia until 1993. I went back to graduate school and attained a Master’s degree in 1996 as a Nurse Practitioner from a combined George Washington University and George Mason University nurse practitioner program. I later pursued a post master’s degree in Public Health in 2007 and finally a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2012 from Chatham University in Pittsburg.
Professionally, I have been working as a Nurse Practitioner starting with Kaiser Permanente Health Plan from 1997 to 2007 in the primary care clinic. I accepted an offer with the Veterans Administration in 2007. I have worked in outpatient primary care, home-based primary care, and as the kidney transplant coordinator for the past three years. I currently work in telehealth primary care Hub providing primary care through video connect. I have had experience with hypertension/diabetes/hyperlipidemia clinic, comprehensive women’s clinic, and the clinic for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. I have gained a wide range of clinical experience and knowledge, which I plan to share with the next generation of nurse practitioner students.
BSN, George Mason University
DNP, Chatham university
Awards / Honors
, Arlington Hospital, 1994
wiredu, b. s. (2019). Pre- transplant education.
wiredu, b. s. (2012). VA NP annual conference.