Director of MSN, Associate Professor
School of Nursing
B.S., Oklahoma City University; M.S., Southern Nazarene University; PhD, Oklahoma City University.
Mission & Passion
Every day in service to God as a nurse, I have the opportunity to stand on holy ground. This is my passion and calling in life. I feel honored to serve in a University where Jesus is Lord, helping other people fulfill their callings to become nurses.
“And God called to Moses from the middle of the bush: …“Take off your shoes, for the place on which you stand is holy ground.” – Exodus 3:4-5
The nurse’s smile warmly embraces the cancer patient arriving for a chemotherapy treatment. This is holy ground.
The nurse watches solicitously over the pre-op child who tearfully whispers “I’m scared”. This is holy ground.
The nurse gently diffuses the anxieties of the ventilator-dependent patient in the lCU. This is holy ground.
The nurse listens with a caring heart to the pain of the Alzheimer patient’s loneliness. This is holy ground.
The nurse lovingly sings hymns to the anencephalic infant dying in the nurse’s arms. This is holy ground.
The nurse slips a comforting arm around the trembling shoulders of the newly bereaved widow.This is holy ground.
The nurse tenderly takes the hand of the frail elder struggling to accept life in the nursing home. This is holy ground.
The nurse reverently touches and is touched by the patient’s heart, the dwelling place of the living God. This is spirituality in nursing; this is the ground of the practice of nursing; this is holy ground!” – From Spirituality in Nursing by Mary Elizabeth O’Brien.)
- Fundamentals of Nursing
- Maternal/Child Nursing
- Intercultural Nursing
- Nursing Informatics
- Nursing Missions
- Certified Childbirth Educator
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- Natural Family Planning Practitioner