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My goal is to work as part of a great team in an ICU where I can provide focused, high acuity, patient care.

About me..

I am a 4th semester nursing student at Weatherford College. I often tell people that I am a "professional student" because this is my third time around, but I have enjoyed it because I feel like learning is something that we should never stop doing. My experience has taken me from the military; where I had to think fast and react to dangerous situations,  to teaching; where I learned compassionate care and worked with students to set goals as a team, and now to nursing, and I know that there is so much more that I will learn as a nurse.

Work experience

Dec 1997Dec 2000

US Army Paratrooper

82nd Airborne Division

Fort Bragg, NC Led air defense paratroopers and deployed as international peacekeeper. Learned to problem solve and work in high stress environments.



Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dallas, TX Mentored at risk youth through consistent positive interaction and support. Provide positive role model for at risk youth.

Jan 2000Jan 2000

Research Assistant

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Research Assistant, Amarillo, TX Implemented Phase I lab experiments related to breast cancer vaccines. Maintained research integrity for experiments and ensured proper management of specimens.


Lab Assistant

University of Texas, Arlington

Teaching Assistant, Biology 101-102 University of Texas at Arlington, TX Taught biology classes and tutored biology labs as needed. Created lesson plans and lab experiments that were implemented by instructors.


Research Assistant

University of Texas, Arlington

Research Assistant University of Texas at Arlington,  TX Conducted field research on plant science experiments. Collected field data at the Ft. Worth Nature Center and Refuge.

Aug 2006Aug 2007

Substitute Teacher

Grades 7-8

Substitute Teacher,-August 2007, Southlake, TX

Aug 2007Dec 2012

Certified Teacher

Dallas ISD

Certified Teacher, 5th and 7th Grade, Football Coach Dallas ISD, Dallas, TX

Taught earth, life, and physical science to low SES, at-risk students Raised percent passing from 50% to 90% in consecutive years Raised commended performance from 0% to 33% in two years Grade level team leader as part of Campus Instructional Leadership Team(CILT)


Campus Instructional Leadership Team

Dallas ISD

Developed the science curriculum for Dallas ISD as part of the district's Science Curriculum Audit Team(SCAT)



Amarillo College

Associates of Science


University of Texas at Arlington

Bachelors of Science


University of Texas at Arlington

Masters of Education in Science Curriculum and Instruction


Weatherford College

Associates Degree in Nursing


Nursing School
ACLS, BLS, CPR certified. Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and team members. Proficient in IV starts,  wound care, documentation, and patient teaching.