2014 - 2017: Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science, Idaho State University: Pocatello, Idaho
2013 - 2014: Course work towards Masters of Science in Nursing Educational, Idaho State University: Pocatello, Idaho
2007- current: Advanced Registered Nursing Certification (RNC) in high risk neonatal care nursing
1997 - 2001: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah
2001: Registered Nursing (RN) license awarded
My studies include qualitative and quantitative research, principles and applications of scholarly writing, evidence based researching and evaluation of research literature, and four semesters of research seminars learning techniques and strategies for conducting research and writing scientific papers. Health policy classes have increased my knowledge of global and national perspectives and priorities of health policies and research in all areas of nursing. Rural nursing classes expanded my understanding of the challenges unique to rural populations, specifically in the area of nursing education. Three nursing theory classes have provided a grounded ability to apply a theoretical framework to research studies. Nursing education classes included evaluation and testing strategies, learner centered teaching, and courses aimed at rethinking current nursing education strategies. I increased my global perspective while studying abroad for my undergraduate nursing school training in Tucumán, Argentina, where I worked and learned in a large maternity hospital for a semester. My research expertise areas include nursing education, rural nursing students, and associate degree registered nursing preparation.