I teach in the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course of the Health Careers program. I have been a nurse for 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. My spare time is spent running my twin teenage daughters to soccer practices and games, track meets, and horseback riding lessons. Together we take care of three Jack Russell Terriers (Big Dog, Shadow and Angel) and three cats (Raven, Robin and Jay). We love to travel around Michigan, especially the U.P.
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 and they develop the skills and abilities be one upon graduation.