Dr. Hart has worked her way through the ranks of nursing from licensed practical nurse to nurse practitioner. She completed a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of the State of New York (now Excelsior College) and worked in a variety of nursing positions including: ICU, burns, ER, labor and delivery and health department nursing. Developing a love for ambulatory and community-based nursing care, she completed a master's degree as a women's health nurse practitioner from University of Utah and has worked in a variety of settings. Currently, her practice is focused on postpartum depression with a small practice through SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.
She began teaching nursing in 1999 for Weber State University and found joy in the classroom, choosing to complete a doctorate in Education, Professional Studies in Education. Her experience in the classroom extends to the associate's, bachelor's and master's level for Weber State University with a primary focus on developing and teaching in an online environment. Since moving to Alaska, she has taught in a CNA program through University of Alaska Southeast and established a blended course approach that allows employed adults to complete CNA training. Joining the UAA nursing program in 2012, she currently works with the Sitka students during their clinical training and in the lab.
Dr. Hart spends her free time in southeast Alaska enjoying hiking and cooking with local ingredients. She is married to Dr. Richard Hart, an optometrist at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.