Dr. Rose received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP from Governors State University-University Park IL, 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. As Level II Coordinator and 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, global health nursing, and leadership/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.
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 Lambda Lambda chapter at Governors State University. She is also a member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), American Society on Aging (ASA), and Nation Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) of Kankakee County. 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.
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 Superintendent for the Sunday School Department at Second Baptist Church.
For her leisure activities, she enjoys historical and cultural events and art. She and her husband, Hampton, have four daughters, one son and eleven grandchildren.