Doctorate of Nursing Practice, December 2010
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Master of Science in Nursing, August 2006
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 2004
Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN
Board Certification, October 2006
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care, PNCB
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, NAPNAP
Husband, Tim; 2 children
Spending time with family, boating, camping, and shopping.
I am so happy to be returning to the GI for Kids, PLLC family. I worked with Dr. Al-Tawil and staff for three years prior to accepting a new position closer to home in general pediatrics. While I loved my time in general pediatrics, I am eager for the opportunity to return to the specialty I enjoy the most. I have worked in pediatrics since the beginning of my nursing career and have always enjoyed the challenges of pediatric gastroenterology. I recently completed my doctorate of nursing practice, and my capstone project involved research on childhood obesity. I am very interested in the increased incidence of childhood obesity and the negative consequences associated with the disease. I feel wellness and obesity prevention is vital to protecting the health of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders, and I will do my best to promote healthy lifestyle choices that positively influence each child’s overall health.