MSN (Nursing), Vanderbilt University
BSN (Nursing), Tennessee Technological University
Dana joined the Belmont staff as a full-time adjunct faculty member in fall 2013. She teaches in the laboratory and clinical settings in the Undergraduate Introduction to Nursing classes. She also teaches in the didactic portion of the Senior Capstone course.
Dana’s practice experience includes critical care. She began her nursing career working as a staff nurse in a sixteen bed general Intensive Care Unit at a regional hospital. Dana desired to return to school to further her nursing education. After working two years gaining valuable experience as a staff nurse, she returned to school to begin graduate work. Dana completed her Master’s training from Vanderbilt University and obtained board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys providing patient care as an advanced practice nurse, and she continues to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
A personal note from Dana. . . . .
I love nursing! As a child, I remember “playing nurse” to my willing and brave family members who were in essence my first patients! Since then, I have pursued a wonderful and exciting career as a professional nurse. I love caring for patients and their family members, and I desire to extend a heart of compassion toward them with my words and actions. As a nurse educator, I enjoy building relationships with my students and pushing them toward individual excellence.
My heart’s desire is to please God in everything I do. I want to utilize the gifts He has placed in me to minister and touch the lives of others. Personally, nursing is more than a career. It is a desire and calling placed in my heart to help others—and I count this as a true blessing!