Senior Lecturer & Simulation Education Specialist

I graduated in 2007 and began working in a medical step-down unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I quickly became part of the Professional Development committee and the Unit Council. Once I obtained my MSN in education, I became the Clinical Nurse Specialist on a medical unit. I served on a variety of committees at HUP but was ultimately inspired to leave to pursue education in the undergraduate nursing world. I began working at the School of Nursing in 2014 as a clinical and simulation instructor. I was inspired to obtain my master’s degree in nursing education through the pivotal instructors I had in nursing school. I have taught as a clinical instructor in our medical-surgical young and older adult courses and our Community Health course. I have been a simulation instructor for various courses and enjoy teaching the foundational skills to nursing students. I have had the opportunity to be an Associate Course Director in several courses such as Physical Assessment and Pathways to Practice. I became a fulltime faculty member in 2018 as a Simulation Education Specialist for N1650 Introduction to Pharmacology and Pathophysiology and N2250 Pediatric Nursing. I have also co-coordinated the ABSN nursing program for the last several years. In 2021, I became the Epic Analyst for the school and oversee all the chart authoring for the simulation lab for Epic. This Spring I will take on being the Simulation Education Specialist for N2350 Psychiatric Nursing.

“Teaching allows me to prepare the next generation of nurses to care for patients in vulnerable states. It is a privilege to be a nurse and I enjoy sharing my experience and expertise with students.”


  • MSN, Villanova University , 2012
  • BSN, York College, 2007