I am a registered nurse with experience working in both acute care and home health care. I am currently working for a large scale home health care company, often managing and educating individuals regarding complex health processes, diagnoses, and medications. I am also working on my Adult-Gerontology DNP and focusing my current research on pain in the advanced dementia population. I have a passion for working with older adults and improving quality of life, independence, and both physical and cognitive functioning. Additionally, I enjoy teaching and have worked as an American Red Cross Instructor and undergraduate anatomy teaching assistant. I hope to continue to pursue education as I develop in my advanced practice nursing role.