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Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

513-636-6583

Board Certified

"The CICU has a strong group of advanced practice providers committed to providing the safest, evidence-based care for patients and their families."

About Me

Biography

As a nurse practitioner, I work in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), where we practice a team-based approach to care. The CICU has a strong group of advanced practice providers committed to providing the safest, evidence-based care for patients and their families.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to work in medicine. In nursing school, my pediatric clinical rotation was my favorite, and I worked in the cardiology step-down unit. I loved the population and the physical processes associated with congenital heart disease (CHD).

While working in an adult ICU, I realized I loved critical care. The only units hiring new grads at Cincinnati Children’s when I was applying for jobs were the Emergency Department and CICU. The Emergency Department didn’t call me for an interview, so I was ‘stuck’ with the CICU. I’ve never looked back!

In my free time, I love being with my husband, daughter and three dogs. I also like to exercise and travel.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiac intensive care

Clinical Divisions

Cardiac Intensive Care

My Education

BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

MS: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2015.

Certifications: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care, CCRN Certification.