Connie has been an RN for 24 years and has taught in the RN – BSN program at USM since the spring of 2011. She received her BSN from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS and her MSN from Clarkson College in Omaha NE. She has worked a variety of clinical areas in nursing and has also been a nurse consultant in her own business. Connie was an Assistant Professor of Nursing for the BSN Program at Missouri Western State College and at Park University. In her personal life, Connie has played the concert grand harp professionally for weddings, concerts etc, for the past 15 years. Connie is a member of Sigma Theta Tau.