I am a registered nurse with a varied background in health care. My interest area is critical care, especially cardiac and respiratory specialities. Additionally, I have practiced in pediatric and maternal newborn fields. Having taught health care across the life span, I am able to help students recognize the affects illness has on varying populations. Critical thinking is an essential skill for the professional registered nurse. My teaching style challenges nursing students to build on previous knowledge and make the connections to provide safe and compassionate care to clients.