Member American Nurses Association.
Staff nurse operating room Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, 1962-1963. Staff nurse emergency department Broadlawns Polk County Hospital, 1968-1970. Director of Nursing Midland Manor Nursing Home, Nampa, Idaho, 1972-1973.
Director staff development, primary care nurse medical/surgical department Mercy Medical Center, 1973-1975. Primary care nurse mental health Charter Community Hospital, Des Moines, 1983-1985. Primary care nurse adolescent mental health & chemical dependcy Waukesha (Wisconsin) Memorial Hospital, 1985-1987.
Primary care nurse emergency department St. Elizabeth Hospital, Baker, Oregon, 1987-1989. Mental health, admission discharge nurse Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, 1989-1991. Nurse clinician, staff educator Orchard Place Pediatrics Mental Health Long-Term Residential Care, 1991-1998.
Freelance writer, since 1998. Health supervisor Freedom Bible Camp, Chariton, Iowa, Camp Prairie Schooner, Kansas City, Missouri, 1963-1965. Nursing instructor Independence (Missouri) Sanitarium and Hospital, Boise, Idaho, 1974, University Idaho, Iowa Methodist School Nursing, Des Moines, 1975-1979, Des Moines Area Community College, 1977-1982.