Victoria began teaching at Belmont as an adjunct instructor in 2005, and became a full-time adjunct in 2009. She teaches in both the laboratory and clinical settings in undergraduate Adult Health courses.
Victoria’s practice experience is in the field of adult health, specifically in critical care settings. She began her career in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY. She then moved to Texas where she worked in a Medical-Surgical ICU and then became the hospital educator for the ICU, ER and Intermediate Care Units. While in Texas, she completed her MSN and achieved CCNS (certified Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist) status. She then helped develop and run both an in-patient hospital stroke service and a stroke clinic. Upon moving to Nashville, Victoria went back to her fist love, neuroscience critical care nursing. Today, Victoria continues to work in the Vanderbilt Neuro Intensive Care Unit on a PRN basis.
A personal note from Victoria. . . . .
Nursing is truly a calling a calling for me. As Christ-followers, we are called to serve and I can think of no better way than to make a difference in someone’s life when they are at their most vulnerable. Nursing allows me to meet not only the physical, but also the emotional and spiritual needs of my patients.
I am blessed to be able to split time between the clinical and academic settings. Throughout my career, I have functioned in multiple roles in both hospital and outpatient settings. I consider each of those a building block to help me achieve my goal of teaching others. I enjoy helping our students combine both the art and science of nursing to build the skills they will need to provide individualized comprehensive care to their patients.