Rebecca came to nursing later in life. After raising 3 children, she thought she might want to be a nurse. To test it out, she worked as a CNA in a subacute rehab facility and fell in love with it. She was accepted to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. After obtaining her BSN at Emory, she worked as a nurse at a local hospital where she had the opportunity to work on the physical rehab, medical, and surgical units, as well as the ICU. During this time, She was also working on her MSN at Emory. She was blessed to be accepted into the Veterans Administrations VANAP GE scholar program in partnership with Emory University. This afforded her a clinical and academic experience with access to some of the best researchers and innovators in the medical field. More importantly, it taught her how to care for veterans whose physical and mental health has been influenced and shaped by their time in the military.
After graduating from Emory she moved to Utah with her new husband in order to be near and help care for her mother. She has worked in family practice and addiction medicine here in Utah. She is looking forward to bringing these skills to Southwest Spine and Pain Center where she will have the opportunity to offer her patients a comprehensive and holistic approach to pain medicine.