After graduation, Catherine started working at the University of Missouri on the Observation/Short Stay floor. In a short period of time she was offered the opportunity to be an interim leader for this department where she found her strengths were leading her towards a career as an acute care nursing leader. She applied and was accepted into the Master in Nursing Leadership and Administration Program at the University of Missouri. She continued working as a bedside nurse and grew into a Service Line Clinical Specialist and eventually a Service Line Specialist for the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and the Orthopaedic Trauma Department at the University of Missouri. During her time with the University of Missouri Hospital she has been awarded the designation of Role Model for her willingness to go above her role in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was also nominated for a Daisy Award in 2019. She completed her Medical-Surgical Certification in 2018, and completed her MSN in Nursing Leadership and Administration from the University of Missouri in 2021. Catherine continues to work as Service Line Specialist for the University of Missouri Hospital and hopes to continue her growth in leadership by becoming a Nursing Manager and eventually returning to school to complete her Doctorate and becoming a Director of Nursing for a large academic hospital.