My choice to become a nurse was greatly influenced by the loss of my sister when I was five years old. She passed away at the age of two and a half following a 13-month kidney illness. This was a very trying time for my family that affected our lives forever.
In 1974, I graduated in the first nursing class at Motlow State Community College. Over the years, I have worked in all areas of nursing with longevity in hospice, dialysis, and long-term care. All three areas deal with end-of-life issues, which I feel is my forte. It is rewarding when you know the education and emotional support that you provided has helped a patient and their family to accept and deal with end-of-life decisions.
Many years of experience with end-of-life care, gives me a firm foundation to stand on, while serving on the board for Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc.
110 E. Lauderdale Street
Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388