I teach in the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course of the Health Careers program. I have been a nurse for over 30 years and my specialties are Gerontological Nursing and Mental Health Nursing. My education is from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), where I received both my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degrees. In addition to my work here at KCTC, I work at one of the local psychiatric hospitals and am mom to twin adult daughters who keep me busy with their lives and interests.
I love teaching at KCTC because students get opportunities here that they cannot get at their local high school. Our CNA students learn and practice clinical skills in our labs, then are able to go to hospital and long-term care settings where they are doing the work of CNAs. The students learn what it means to be a health care professional. They develop the skills and abilities necessary to be successfully employed upon graduation