Mrs. Estes graduated from nursing school in 1991. Mrs. Estes has extensive experience in the nursing fields of critical care, medical surgical, psychiatric and research. She received certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator in 1997 and conducted pharmacological clinical trials in the areas of bipolar disorder, PTSD, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Interventional Cardiology. Following years of bedside critical care nursing, she returned to school and received her MSN in Case Management (2004) from The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing. Mrs. Estes is currently enrolled in doctoral study in the field of Nursing Education.
Mrs. Estes’ faculty responsibilities have included both classroom and clinical supervision as an instructor for students in courses such as Medication Calculation, Fundamentals, Adult Health Nursing, and Care of Complex Clients. She is currently teaching as a full time faculty member in NUR 374: Professional Nursing Practice: Mental Health; and she is Course Leader in NUR 308: Conceptual Foundations of Nursing and NUR 312: Summer Acute Care Internship.