Dawn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Wichita State University in 1995. She worked primarily as an ICU nurse for about 15 years in Wichita, Kansas and the Kansas City area, specializing in cardiovascular, pulmonary, and post-surgical care. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Kansas in 2011. As an Adult Nurse Practitioner she has specialized in the care of Pulmonary and Rheumatology patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Rheumatology.