I work as a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Nursing teaching the Mental Health didactic section and a Mental Health clinical at Community North Hospital’s Behavioral Health Center. I also teach one of the Fundamentals of Nursing lab sections. I have been teaching at IUK for a year and I enjoy the chance to share my passion for Psychiatric Mental Health nursing with the Junior I students and to watch the Sophomore II students as they begin their journey in Nursing. As an educator, I am particularly interested in helping students develop their therapeutic communication skills and hone their critical thinking skills using a variety of approaches including: simulation, reflective journaling, writing assignments and in-class activities. It is a pleasure to work with IUK students.