Career trainee Huey P. Long Hospital, Pineville, Louisiana, 1977-1978. Staff nurse, charge nurse perinatal unit Bossier Medical Center, Bossier City, 1979-1981, head nurse newborn nursery, 1981-1982. Assistant professor division nursing Louisiana Technology University, Ruston, 1984-1995, associate professor, 1995—2001, professor, since 2001, Virginia Pennington Endowed professor of nursing, since 2006.
Staff nurse, perinatal nurse Lincoln General Hospital, 1991—2005. Assistant director nursing services Best Home Health, Inc., 1984-1990. Consultant Arcadia Baptist Retirement Center, Louisiana, 1988-1990.
Consultant on nursing malpractice and legal issues Louisiana Association Student Nurses Presidential Consultant, 1993-1995.
Volunteer educator American Red Cross, Ruston, 1982-1990. Coordinator Kids in Safety Seets, Ruston, since 1985. Member American Nurses Association, National League Nursing, Louisiana State Nurses Association, Los Angeles Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (president 1997-1999), National Organization for Associate Degree in Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Sigma Alpha.