Bachelor in Education, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1976. Bachelor in Music, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1976. Master of Arts in Music, Trinity University, 1979.
Associate Degree in Nursing, San Antonio College, 1985. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Texas, San Antonio, 1989. MSN, University Texas, San Antonio, 1995.
Nurse Santa Rosa Medical Center, San Antonio, Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, Santa Rose Medical Center, San Antonio. Nurse surgery and orthopedics units Northeast Baptist Hospital, nurse medical unit, 1992-1995. Clinical nurse specialist orthopedics department Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, 1995-1998.
Performance improvement clinician Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital, since 1998.