I graduated from Bergen Community College in 1986 with an Associates Degree in Nursing. I attended Dominican College for my BSN and Walden University for my MSN/Ed. My background includes mainly Adult-Medical/Surgical, Hospice, and Home Care. I hold a School Nursing/Health Educator certificate from Caldwell College. My career began in adult-med/surg, from which I transferred to pediatrics before working as a pediatric and adult home care nurse before putting my career on hold to raise a family. For the next 10 years, my husband of 27 years and I would raise 2 beautiful children. During this time I had the opportunity to run a communications consulting agency with my husband (Stanhope Network Services, Inc. from 1997-2007) and substitute teach and school nurse at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. After this time, I worked in acute care at local hospitals, Newton Medical Center and Morristown Medical Center. Presently, I work per diem for Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice making home visits to hospice patients and working in our new in-patient and respite center, The Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice. I teach nursing, mainly Community Health Nursing, Health Assessment Lab, and Fundamentals Clinical, at Seton Hall University and Caldwell University.