I started nursing as a diploma graduate and worked in ICU for several years. Then I went back to school while working and raising a family. I obtained my BSN then M.A. in Adult, Clinical Specialist. I had contact with UIC for research with heart failure patients and when employment changed, I decided to become a UIC student and get my post masters certificate as an FNP. I have worked in family practice and now senior services as an FNP. I started as a clinical instructor with UIC in Fall 2013.