Tell us about the position you are starting?
I am starting as a research nurse coordinator in infectious disease, solid organ transplant division.
Tell us about your background?
I have been an RN for the last 9 years, with the last 4 in research. I have always worked in the Oncology field prior to this position. My first nursing position was here at Nebraska Medicine on the Oncology/Hematology Special Care Unit. (OHSCU). Before coming back to UNMC, I was working as an Oncology Research Nurse coordinator with CHI Health Bergan Mercy Creighton Medical Center.
I chose to come to UNMC because I was looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to learn and expand my nursing research knowledge. I feel that UNMC will grant me the opportunity to further not only my research education, but also my academic education.
What about ID makes you excited?
I chose Infectious disease because I find the different types of infections and treatments very interesting. I am looking to expand my experience outside of oncology and felt this field would be fascinating. I look forward to working in clinical trials with transplant patients and I am excited at the opportunity to offer these patients potential new treatments.
Tell us something about yourself UNRELATED to medicine?
Outside of work, I am married and have two beautiful daughters ages 19 and 17. We love animals and have 3 dogs. I love to travel and try and to visit a new city or country every year!