- Undergrad studies (2 years), Calvin College, Michigan
- BSN in Nursing, University of Michigan
- Master of Science (Nursing) Degree, University of Michigan
- PhD, Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
- Interim Director of Nurses Christian Fellowship, 2007
- Director of the Graduate Nursing Adult Program at Kent State University, Ohio
- Editor-in-Chief of the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
- Advisory Board for Journal of Christian Nursing.