University of Massachusetts Amherst, enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program (September 2018 to present)

Boston College
MSN (1989)
Graduate Department of Maternal Child Health Nursing Pediatric Acute Care Nursing Specialty, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Chi Chapter

Fitchburg State University BSN (1983)


Interests include Substance Misuse Disorder in Pregnancy, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Supporting the Nursing Student with a Learning Disability and Social Media and Health Promotion.



Faculty Development Award. Awards are designed to promote excellence and innovation in teaching, course and/or program development. Award given for a student lab experience, “The Opioid Crisis in Family Focused Nursing: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome”. (May 2018)

Sharon Cody Turcotte Poster Award for Quality in Nursing. A Universal Training Solution: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. 8th Annual Christine Cameron Symposium on Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Care. (May 2016)


Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (exp 2020) American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

S.T.A.B.L.E Program – The NICU Edition: For Experienced Professionals (exp 2019) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) (exp 2019)

Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) Training (1991)

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (1989 to 1993) NAACOG Certification Corporation

Professional Organizations:

National League for Nursing (2016 to Present)
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (2016 to Present)

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Alpha Chi Chapter (1989 – Present) Nurses on Boards Coalition ( 2017 – Present)

Community Service Activities:

Eastern Middlesex Opioid Task Force led by Middlesex County District Attorney Marion Ryan (2015 to present)

Care Collaborative for Maternal Substance Use Disorders and Substance Exposed Newborns (2015 to present)