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Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Urology

513-636-4975

Board Certified

"I believe in meeting each patient and family on their own journey, respecting their goals and empowering them to embrace what they can do themselves to achieve change."

About Me

Biography

I started college in nursing and realized this was my calling after a friend's traumatic brain injury. My mom is a nurse and my aunt is a physician. Over my career, I have worked in various pediatric areas, including inpatient, outpatient, home care and travel nursing. I value teaching, as well.

In time, I realized that I wanted to have more autonomy and empower growth in my career, and I obtained a master’s degree in nursing education. When a close friend's mom started on her cancer journey, I realized that I wanted to become a nurse practitioner to lead in new ways.

As a nurse practitioner, I work in Cincinnati Children’s outpatient Healthy Bladder Clinic. This clinic focuses on the care of patients with conditions such as nocturnal enuresis, diurnal enuresis, urinary tract infections and constipation.

I believe in meeting each patient and family on their own journey, respecting their goals and empowering them to embrace what they can do themselves to achieve change. I understand that each patient’s diagnosis may result in a longer treatment process than they planned, and I tell them they are not alone. I also want them to know that there is no shame in discussing difficult or embarrassing subjects in private, safe spaces.

When I was a registered nurse at Cincinnati Children’s, I was honored to be a nominee for the 2015 Burton R. Pease Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership. This award is given for dedication, advocacy and a positive attitude. At that time, I was involved with helping to lead change with outpatient ambulatory documentation standards.

With my research, I’m working with our outpatient Nurse Practitioner Healthy Bladder team on follow-up questions to obtain further information on the community perspective on our Bed-Wetting Alarm Study.

In my free time, I am a proud aunt and a dog mom. I’m all about soccer and college basketball, especially FC Cincinnati and March Madness. I am involved in a local running group and love swimming, yoga, reading, traveling and the little things in life. I embrace a good cup of coffee and Sunday brunch.

Clinical Divisions

Urology

My Locations

My Education

BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

MSN: Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2009.

APRN: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.

Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2018.