I have felt the calling on my life to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. I am beyond blessed with a gratifying and abundant career as a nurse. My background is in adult health/critical care nursing. I have multiple years of experience in critical care and emergency room as a nurse and nurse practitioner. I received my BSN (2009) and MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner (2014) from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB). I live in Belton with my husband and three young children: Elijah (age 6), Emery (age 3), and Elleanor (age 1). Elijah will be in the first grade in the Fall 2022. I was an adjunct professor from 2012 to 2017 at UMHB and this is my third year as full-time faculty. In addition to my role here at UMHB, I work at PremiER as an FNP to uphold my skills and required practice hours. I have enjoyed and treasured every minute of my nursing career and thank God for leading me to this profession. Although working at bedside has taken its tole on me, I am transitioning to work full time in education to teach and instruct the new generation of nurses. I love working with students and watching them grow into knowledgeable and caring healthcare professionals. My prayer is to be able to provide direction and love as I impart and share my knowledge and proficiency with my students.