As an advanced practice nurse with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, I provide care in inpatient, outpatient and school-based psychiatric settings.
I knew I would be a nurse before the age of 12. My mom and I worked at a group home, where I learned about physical and mental health. For many years in the beginning of my career, I worked as a nurse in long-term care. I wanted to care for patients of all ages, so I transitioned from adults to children. As an advanced practice nurse, I have experience across the lifespan, which was my goal.
My approach to care recognizes that every patient is unique and should be treated as such. While there is a standard of care to follow as a guide, I believe we must design the best care using that standard to meet the individual needs of each patient. I care for my patients knowing each culture has differences, and it is my job to adapt and meet the patients where they are within that culture.
I also work in Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. I am a graduate adjunct instructor for Northern Kentucky University. In addition, I am enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practices (DNP) program at Northern Kentucky University.
Fashion is another passion of mine. I am owner and operator of ADC Accessories Limited, an online boutique.
Post-Master’s: Psychiatric Primary Care Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.
MS: Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, 2013.
BS: Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, 2009.
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: Cincinnati State Community College, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
Licensed Practical Nurse: Bishop State Community College, Mobile, AL, 1994.
Psychiatry across the lifespan
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