Jennifer began her career as an ADN in 2000, and after a brief period in Labor and Delivery, she started working at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) on the mood disorder unit in 2001. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with an MSN with a focus in Integrative Health in 2005. Her primary clinical experience is in adult psychiatric/mental health in the inpatient and home health settings. She also taught psychiatric nursing and didactic & clinical at Motlow State Community College for two years. She finds it thrilling to combine her two loves, mental health and education, in her role as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist at VPH.
Jennifer currently coordinates educational ventures at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, including nurse residents at VPH, VESNIP, student nurse placement, and educational opportunities for staff.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys painting, making jewelry and spending time outdoors. She also loves to travel, particularly to visit family in New Mexico & Turkey.