I teach Physical Assessment, NURS 305.
I graduated from Union College with my BSN in 2002. I am currently pursuing a MSN with nurse educator emphasis.
After graduating from Union, I married my husband Frankie Rose, and we moved to my hometown, Kirksville, Missouri. After working on a surgical acute unit for three years, we moved to Columbia, Missouri, where my husband began a doctoral program at University of Missouri. I worked on an outpatient surgery unit for a year before transitioning to a clinical research position within the School of Medicine, Division of General Surgery. As a clinical research coordinator, I worked primarily on bariatric surgery research. In August 2010, my husband and I moved back to Lincoln, and my husband joined the Union faculty as assistant professor of biology. After returning to Lincoln, I worked on the inpatient unit at Lincoln Surgical Hospital before joining the Division of Nursing in January 2012.
I grew up in Kirksville, Missouri, where my parents still live. After attending public school, I transferred to Sunnydale Adventist Academy for my junior and senior year. While at Sunnydale, I met my future husband, Frankie Rose, and we began dating shortly before graduation. We both attended Union College, and after graduating in May 2002, we were married in July. We now have two beautiful children, Emma (born July 21, 2011) and Ethan (born December 11, 2013).
Frankie and I enjoy the outdoors, and love to go hiking and camping when we have the opportunity. We also enjoy spending time with our Miniature Schnauzer, Katie.