This is my first year at Belmont University School of Nursing. I am so thrilled to be here and excited about sharing my passion for nursing and women’s health with Belmont students. I am primarily teaching Care of the Childbearing Family and the lab, simulations, and clinical experiences that go along with this course.
I grew up in the suburbs of Boston and graduated from Stonehill College, a small Christian liberal arts college, in 2001 with a degree in Biology. I moved to Nashville in 2001 to work on a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. I received this degree in 2006—about the same time I had my son. It was then that I decided my passion and calling was to work with women and their families to make healthcare decisions that reflect their wishes and needs. I pursued an MSN degree in nurse-midwifery from Vanderbilt University and graduated in 2010.
Prior to coming to Belmont, I was practicing as a full-scope midwife in upstate New York. I am absolutely fascinated with the miracle of birth! I feel very blessed to have been a part of many birth stories. I have realized in my practice as a Certified Nurse-Midwife that nurses have a huge impact on this incredible time in a woman’s life and the transition of a new baby into a family. Nurses also have the ability to improve outcomes in maternal and infant health through safe, caring, evidence-based practices.
I am very happy to be part of the Belmont University School of Nursing team. I love the city of Nashville and the community here. I hope to make a positive impact on future nurses and believe Belmont University, with its incredible faculty and staff, is the place to do that. My interests, aside from teaching and nursing, include playing with my son and daughter, reading, biking, golfing, and hiking.