Healthcare is Shannon’s second career. After a successful 18 years spent in retail management, Shannon returned to school to fulfill one of her life goals, to become a nurse practitioner.
She attended Texas Woman’s University in Houston and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with a Major in Nursing. She then worked at the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in downtown Houston. She obtained certifications as a Progressive Care Certified Nurse, PCCN, and Critical Care Nurse, CCRN, during her tenure there. While working full-time she returned to school, again at Texas Woman’s University and completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing and was licensed as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
After graduation, she started practicing in Kingwood Texas. During this time, she returned to school and is currently completing her Doctoral Degree, again at Texas Woman’s University. She anticipates receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice, DNP, during 2017. She will also complete her advance practice oncology certified nursing program in March 2017 to become an AOCNP.