Rachel obtained her RN Diploma from Burge School of Nursing, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Drury University, and then took additional upper division courses from Southwest Baptist University and Southwest Missouri State University before completing her Master of science degree (major in nursing) from the University of Oklahoma.
She has over 25 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate (ASN, BSN entry level track, accelerated track and RN-BSNs track) and diploma levels teaching nursing courses ranging from foundations of nursing to critical care.
Prior to teaching, Rachel worked in the ICU/critical care areas as a staff nurse. Her role included functioning as charge nurse, code blue team leader, and working on the mobile coronary care unit. Other areas of nursing experiences include prn (as needed) status as an office nurse and volunteering as health supervisor/nurse for various church functions such as church camps, trips, and charity walk-a-thons.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing a card game called handsies and footsies, watching movies, water sports/water volley ball, flying a Para foil stunt kite, scrapbooking, and playing in the snow on a homemade sled pulled behind the tractor and then warming up in the hot tub.