Associate of Arts, North Platte College, 1970. Student, Nebraska Western College, 1971. Diploma, West Nebraska General Hospital School Nursing, 1973.
Associate of Applied Science, ITT Technology, Nashville, 1989. Bachelor in Applied Science Electronics Engineering, ITT Technology, Indianapolis, 1990.
Charge nurse, surgical/orthopedic unit West Nebraska General Hospital, Scottsbluff, 1973-1974, associate director nursing, 1974-1976. Associate charge nurse medical ward United States Air Force Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 1976-1978. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation special medical equipment, flight nurse 9th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Clark AB, Philippines, 1978-1980.
Flight clinical coordinator 9th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Philippines, 1980-1981. Assistant charge nurse-multiservice ward United States Air Force Hospital, Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas, 1981-1982, charge nurse, outpatient services, 1982-1984, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation emergency services, 1984-1986. Night charge nurse orthopedic unit Hospital Corporation of America Donelson Hospital, Inc., Nashville, 1986-1989.
Staff nurse orthopedics St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, 1989-1990, staff development consultant orthopedics, 1990-1991. Applications analyst St. Thomas Health Services, Information Technology Services, Nashville, 1991—2006, Ascension Health Information Services, Nashville, since 2006. Clinical advisor school nursing West Nebraska General Hospital, 1973—1976.
Consultant Lifeflight, Memphis, 1984—1986. Major United States Air Force Reserve, 1991, Desert Shield/Storm.