Currently, I am enrolled in my second year at Wayne State University in the BSN to PhD program. My area of interest is to identify the psychological risk factors of adolescents and young adults who has a parent with End-Stage Cancer. I received my BSN from Oakland University in 2013 and I have worked at Beaumont Health System in the adult oncology unit for two years and continue to work as a contingent employee while being a full-time student. As for leadership roles, I have mentored many undergraduate nursing students while I was a Nursing Lab Assistant at Oakland University for three years. When I came to Wayne State University in pursuit of my doctorate, I’d volunteer my time by, volunteering with with Honor Nursing Students at Wayne State, to educate and discuss how one can become a bachelors-prepared nurse to a PhD-prepared nurse; as well as, present a short PowerPoint presentation on how to synthesize literature to a class of master students. Becoming a good leader, one needs to continue to educate oneself in order to provide accurate and current information to the public and future nursing students. I have done this by receiving additional training in Youth Mental Health First Aid to be able to assess my population of interest with a educated eye. I would not be here today with out the love and support of my family; as well as, the continuing support from Wayne State and my advisor.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Cancer
Dissertation: Identifying the Psychological Risk Factors of Adolescents and Young Adults who has a Parent with End-Stage Cancer