Treatment philosophy: “I believe in the importance of empathy, compassion and individualized patient centered care. Each patient is unique and should be treated as such. I strive to foster trusting and therapeutic relationship with the patients that I see and through shared decision making, we will work together, to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Throughout my nursing career, I have gained a great appreciation for the importance of health prevention and health promotion and is something I hope to share with the patients that I see.”
Professional journey: “Having my grandmother struggle with a terminal illness and seeing her provider interaction was very impressionable. My goal has always been to help people and improve patient outcomes. As a unit nurse, I felt limited in my ability to offer my help, support and knowledge. As a nurse practitioner, I have the ability to provide quality health care, understanding that I am not only a provider– but I am an educator, advocate, researcher and leader. The patients and families I see are allowing me to offer my help to them when they are in their most vulnerable state. They look to us as providers, for the support and guidance in helping to manage their care– a sacred position to be in and is a chance to help make a true difference. This has become my passion and has led me down the path where I am today. ”
Professional certifications & associations:
Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, as a Family Nurse Practitioner
Sigma Theta Tau International- Honor Society of Nursing, Eta Iota Chapter
Golden Key International Honor Society, University of New Hampshire
BS in Nursing, Franklin Pierce University
MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), University of New Hampshire
Associate of Science of Nursing, NHTI
Other professional and educational achievements:
Valerian Thurston Award– To the student who excels in the ability to use self therapeutically in giving
care to clients and fostering caring elements among peers. This student holds the tools of nursing
interventions such as respect, genuineness, empathy, emotional maturity, responsibility, and insight.
Nursing Spirit Award– To the graduate who most personifies a spirit of caring, competency, and
commitment to the nursing profession.
“When I’m not treating my patients, I enjoy… traveling, golfing, a good cup of coffee or tea, the beach, and spending time with my family. ”
Joined the Salmon Falls Family Healthcare family in 2018.