BSN, MS, DNP, FNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Clayton State University, Morrow GA

Summary

I am originally from Cameroon, West Africa. I migrated to the United States with assistance from a missionary affiliated with the North American Baptist Convention. My father worked as the Executive Secretary of the Cameroon Baptist Convention in Cameroon which enhanced my familiarity with missionary families. I lived with the Heopner family in Ames Iowa and attended Iowa State University for pre-nursing and, University Of Iowa (UI), where I earned a BSN in 1980. After graduation from UI, I worked as a registered nurse at Howard University Hospital in the District of Columbia, Georgia Baptist Hospital & Grady Hospital. While working at Georgia Baptist Hospital, I also took courses towards the Masters of Science in Nursing at Georgia State University and graduated in 1985. I was fortunate to earn a GNA scholarship while at GSU which helped with textbooks and fees. I had decided that the MS in nursing was the terminal degree for me. My father would not settle for that and continued to remind me that I was up to the task of earning a Doctorate degree. I was interested in making an impact in nursing practice that would impact patient outcomes. I returned to Emory University to be certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and was board certified in 1999. My primary job was in nursing education and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree was appealing to me because, it met the requirements for a terminal degree in Higher Education. I received the DNP in 2011 from the Medical College of Georgia where I later became an adjunct faculty in the FNP program. I am grateful for the opportunities provided me at Clayton State to impact our future generation of nurses.

Professional Experience

Clayton State University,
Morrow GA (June 1993 - Present)
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at CSU. In the undergraduate program, I teach the didactic content of Maternal Newborn Nursing and clinical, Health Assessment and eletive courses like Health Education, Contemporary Women's Health & AIDS Epidemic. In the graduate program, I teach NURS6110 -Principles of Education in Nursing & Advanced Health Assessment. During the Summers I work in a clinic for uninsured persons.  

Professional Memberships

ANA--American Nurses Association
NLN--National League of Nursing
GNA--Georgia Nurses Association

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