What year(s) did you graduate from Barry University?
Which degree(s) did you earn?
BSN, MSN, and Nursing Ph.D.
In a nutshell, what do you do?
I am currently an assistant professor for the Graduate Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Doctoral in Nursing Practice (DNP) programs for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. My faculty practice entails working with the Baptist Health Systems in the Neuroscience Center as an acute care nurse practitioner for neurology/neurosurgery.
What are you working on right now?
I just completed my doctorate in nursing and I am currently working on publishing aspects of my dissertation titled “The critical factors that influence adherence to therapeutic medical regimen among hypertensive individuals from the United States Virgin Islands.” I am also working on completing a literature review for a potential new study further evaluating influences of adherence with hypertensive management in the Afro-Caribbean population.
Why do you love what you do?
I have been a nurse for the past 20 years, and I cannot remember a time that I wanted to be anything else. I love the science and the art of nursing and I exemplify this in my practice every day. I believe that being a nurse is one of the most important roles in society. I am honored every day that I can participate in helping my patients transcend to the highest potential of their being.
How did Barry University help you get there?
I am a “Barry Baby.” I earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and doctorate in nursing from Barry. The education that I received at Barry has shaped my vision and mission for my nursing career. The core values of the institution are exemplified through my practice.