Originally from Ohio, Theresa received her nursing diploma from Fairview General Hospital School of nursing in 1986. She worked in the areas of medical/surgical nursing, trauma, and surgical ICU at Metrohealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1994 from the Medical College of Ohio she joined the traveling nurse corps and traveled to Phoenix to work at Barrows Neurological Institute. After her tour ended, she joined the Lutheran Healthcare System, now Banner Health, and worked in the areas of intensive care, emergency department, and telemetry. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing in 2000 from the University of Phoenix and was promoted to the position of Nursing Education Specialist with Banner until 2002. She has worked as nursing faculty for Maricopa Community Colleges with entry level nursing students and Grand Canyon University with graduate level nursing students. She received her post-master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 2013 from Grand Canyon University. As a nurse practitioner, she has worked in the areas of primary care, hospice and rheumatology. Theresa is an active member of the Arizona United Rheumatology Alliance and has been active with her state nursing association as well as a member of the Scope of Practice Committee at the State Board of Nursing. She is currently a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Rheumatology. She is active in her church and volunteers with the Children’s Cancer Network. She enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking, traveling and tea parties.
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