I received my BSN at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. After working as a med surg and cardiac nurse for several years, I found my calling in public health nursing. Serving the community on a more personal level is definitely my niche.
I was raised in New York and am of Hispanic background. I am a human being who simply enjoys being a helping hand to others. In my spare time, I see patients for individual mental health therapy and also provide medical social work services for hospice patients.
I graduated from Watts School of Nursing in 2011 and have been part of the Duke family ever since! I also graduated in 2016 with my BSN from the University of Mount Olive. I have worked in both inpatient and ambulatory settings throughout my career, specifically in general medicine and infusion nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, cooking, decorating, and spending time with my fur babies. I am passionate about quality, patient-centered care, and what DukeWELL has to offer patients and their families.
My nursing background is in med-surgical, telemetry, rehabilitation, infusion nursing, coordination, hemo-dialysis outpatient & acute, and peritoneal dialysis.
What I like about my work: senior leadership supports autonomy and promotes professional respectful relationships.
My goal is to support our community of patients through respect and shared responsibilities promoting well being through quality evidenced based care.
I am a critical care and emergency department nurse with case management experience. I find case management very rewarding, and I enjoy assisting patients with plans that provide optimal benefit and add value to their lives.
I was born in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. My family migrated to the States in 1980 due to civil war in Liberia. I grew up thereafter in Birmingham, Alabama. I graduated from Auburn University-M with a BSN in 1990. I have worked in various areas of nursing over 30 years, most recently as a travel nurse when I relocated from Allen, Texas back to Durham in 2017 to help care for my ailing mother. I returned to Duke in 2018 in case management, and I feel blessed to continue my journey with PHMO to assist with the health care needs of patients through education, advocacy, and helping them navigate the overwhelming healthcare system, especially the underserved.
As a North Carolina native, I have worked for Duke University Health System since graduating nursing school at East Carolina University. I have enjoyed working a variety of nursing roles with my primary objective to always provide the best possible care for our patients. I love getting to create unique relationships with patients and families and finding ways I can help support their health goals.
I have been an RN for 10+ years with mostly experience in the ICU and emergency department. I have a passion for helping patients achieve their health goals with education and encouragement! I'm very excited to be joining the DukeWELL team!
I have worked as a pediatric nurse at Duke Hospital for over 13 years. I have specialized training in pediatric cancer care, seizure management, and diabetes education. The best thing about my job is when I get the chance to help someone understand their diagnosis, medication, or treatment. I love seeing the spark of confidence that enables a person to take control of their health! I am an NC native, a foodie, and a mother of three. I look forward to helping you reach your health goals!
I am a native of NC raised on a 78 acre farm. I learned values such as the benefits of working hard, working as a team/family, and I enjoyed the unity experienced with a large family. I developed a strong desire to help people, which led to obtaining an ADN in 2007 and a BSN in 2021. I am currently working towards an MSN with a focus in Nursing Education.