Before becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Catherine worked as a registration clerk at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Missouri, and was Pre-med bound. In 2011 she embarked on her nursing career, having graduated with an Associated Degree in Nursing from Arkansas Northeastern College. She started off as an intensive care nurse before moving on to becoming an emergency room/psychiatric nurse. Catherine has represented a number of national committees including The American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses, Emergency Nurses Association. When the opportunity arose and Catherine was invited to take up the challenge of study and assert advanced nursing by becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Catherine couldn’t pass it up. She holds two national board certifications with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a family nurse practitioner as well as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. As a family nurse practitioner with a post-masters as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Catherine is able to diagnose and treat patients across the life span. She works independently, but networks with and works alongside members of a diverse primary health team. Currently living in Texas, Catherine considers herself lucky enough to be surrounded by a number of support systems throughout her journey to becoming a nurse practitioner.
Catherine is an active member of several professional organizations including the American College of Nurse Practitioners; Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing; American Nurses Association; American Psychiatric Nurses Association; and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, dancing, having fun with her family, and enjoying shopping and spa days with her friends.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Luo Tzu