Since I was a young child, all I ever wanted was to become a nurse. Now, I truly can say that I AM living my dream! I earned my diploma in nursing from the Sharon Regional Health System (SRHS) School of Nursing in 1995 and after passing my NCLEX-RN exam, I became a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). For the first several years of my career, I worked in the long-term care, medical-surgical and cardiac nursing fields to gain valuable experience. I completed my Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in nursing at The Pennsylvania State University in 2004. It was around that time that I was promoted to the role of clinical nurse educator at the hospital where I worked and I discovered my love of teaching. In 2008, I completed my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Robert Morris University (RMU) with a focus in Nursing Education and began teaching nursing students at the program where I graduated. I successfully passed the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination in 2012. In 2014, I was promoted to director of nursing at the SRHS School of Nursing. Inspiring others to become a nurse and teaching nursing students is my passion. I began my doctoral education journey in May of 2016 when I was accepted to the RMU Instructional Management and Leadership PhD program. In September of 2016, I was honored to be selected as the Director of the School of Nursing at Westminster. In the summer, I am a nurse at Camp Turner in Salamanca, New York. My career in nursing has been more than I ever imagined........... Oh, and have I mentioned, I love being a nurse!