Supervisor/ Educator of Labor and Delivery
I have six children – three stepchildren and three of my own – and a wonderful husband of 14 years. I knew I wanted to be a nurse at the age of 10 when I had to help take care of my 94-year-old grandmother. I enjoy helping care for others.
I have been employed part-time for five years as a nursing instructor through Fairmont State University. I also worked for five years at Village Caregiving, carrying out assessments for in-home caregiving. I have been employed at UHC for more than 20 years. I initially worked as a cardiac nurse for two to three years before moving to labor and delivery. Now, I work part-time as the clinical coordinator (hospital supervisor) and full-time as the patient educator on labor and delivery, where I’ve been for the last 17 years.
My goal is to teach evidence-based childbirth education, including the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices. I am also a certified lactation consultant. I find it very rewarding to teach and encourage mothers who breastfeed their infants.
In my spare time, I enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with my children.
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