The Bronx born, New York-raised, a first-generation American - Jamaican, I am the sum of my experiences.
My love for books and reading at an early age propelled me into my love for academia. As a self-proclaimed perpetual student, I've always sat in the front row in all my classes wanting to learn new things and get all the information.
I graduated from Temple University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in Public Health, obtained my Bachelor’s in Nursing from Drexel University in 2008, and graduated from Walden University with a Master’s degree in Nursing Education in 2017. In 2019, I completed a post-masters certificate in Healthcare Diversity Leadership from Thomas Jefferson University - Institute of Emerging Health Professions, while maintaining my national Pediatric Nursing certification, and ANCC Nursing Professional Development Specialist board certification.
I became a single mother very early in my pregnancy, and quickly learned the importance of leveling up in nursing to make more money without working more hours.
I did this by leveraging my work experience, education, and skills to add value to my career. As a single mom, I always understood the need and desire to prioritize my time and ensure that my work in nursing was aligned with my purpose and passion. This is the power of emotional intelligence to gain professional development.
When I left the bedside in 2016, I made the intentional decision to activate my growth power by becoming a full-time Clinical Nurse Educator. I also expanded my expertise and education by obtaining board certification in Nurse Professional Development, specializing in Healthcare Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and ensuring New Nurse Academy, LLC. is a thriving hub for continuing education for student, new and experienced Nurses.
Through coaching, mentoring, educating, and consulting, I illustrate how to make nursing education, growth, equity, and inclusion with care, strategic and clear. My nursing philosophy is to master the art of self through emotional intelligence to have the ability to positively relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict while caring for patients. This is the essence of Nursing.