As a member of the nursing faculty and a faculty advisor in Olivet's School of Life and Health Sciences, Dr. Rose enjoys helping students set and achieve their goals. She came to ONU in 2008 and currently teaches courses in mental health nursing, transcultural nursing, and leadership and trends in nursing. She also serves on the Masters, Admission, Progression and Retention, Curriculum, and Virtual Learning Center committees.
Before joining Olivet's faculty, Dr. Rose was on staff at Kankakee Area Career Center as the program coordinator for the Certified Nurse Aide Program. She has more than 25 years of nursing experience in the fields of behavioral health and substance abuse, and geriatrics.
Dr. Rose received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Governors State University-University Park in Illinois, in May 2015. In her doctoral scholarly project, she focused on the elderly, military veterans, Delayed Onset Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (DOPTSD), and maladaptive behaviors during bathing. In March 2015, at the Aging in America 2015 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging, she presented her scholarly project in poster format.
In 2014, Dr. Rose was chosen as a student scholar by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors. In 2004, the City of Kankakee honored her with a certificate of appreciation as part of "A Culture of Caring" emphasis during Black History Month. In 2006, she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society. She served as vice president for Olivet's Kappa Sigma chapter from 2009 to 2011 and continues as a member of the chapter. In 2012, the 5th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command honored her with the Partners in Nursing Excellence Award. In 2012, she was also a recipient of the Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Educator Fellowship Award. In February 2020, she was awarded the Excellence Award by Multiethnic Student Services at Olivet.
Dr. Rose is a member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and is a member of the Lambda Lambda chapter at Governors State University. Currently, she also serves as the president of Mu Zeta Sigma Sorority Alumnae Chapters, Sigma Gamma Rho Inc. in Kankakee, Illinois.
She is a member of the Kankakee River Valley Parish Nurse Council and the Parish Nurse Ministry at the Second Baptist Church of Kankakee. She is also the superintendent for the Fulfillment Hour ministry at Second Baptist Church in Kankakee.
For her leisure activities, she enjoys historical and cultural events and art. She is married to Hampton Rose, and she has two daughters and two grandchildren.