Subspecialty: Community of Youth
Megan is a native to WA. After graduating high school, she moved out to CO to obtain her BSN at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. In 2007, tired of snow and being land-locked, she moved to sunny Southern California where she worked for two years as a pediatric nurse in a 98 bed acute care unit within a large children’s hospital. While there, she began teaching pediatric clinical to undergraduate junior level nursing students.
The community health DNP program brought her back into the arms of her family, and allowed her to learn more about her passion in nursing and community health. She fell in love with community health while an undergrad, and knew that it was the right fit for her.
Megan received her DNP with a graduate certificate in Environmental Health (emphasis on the Built Environment) in Spring, 2012. She works as a nurse manager at the Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. She is responsible for the oversight of an inpatient Pediatric and Postpartum unit. She provides support and guidance to a staff of 31 RNs and manages an annual budget of $3 million. She does not work in a "traditional" community health setting, but her hospital is a community hospital that provides services to all types of people, including a high percentage of Medicare/Medicaid recipients.