Dr. Gaskill has over 35 years of nursing experience in diverse patient populations across the lifespan and across clinical settings. While studying at the University of Montana, she discovered the similarities between anthropology and nursing. After completing a BA in anthropology, she went on to earn a BSN with distinction from Montana State University and began a career at the Wadsworth VA in West LA. Her early career included positions in emergency and critical care nursing where she has held certifications in Emergency nursing and Neuroscience nursing. After graduating from the University of California in Los Angeles with Honors, Dr. Gaskill became the first Emergency Services Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Twin Cities area at a large community hospital network. Her constant desire to learn and grow as a nurse led her to work weekends and evenings at a nearby emergency room which managed high volume pediatric medical and trauma patients. She then moved to the East Coast and spent the next 8 years at the National Institutes of Health as a Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist focusing on improving the quality of nursing care and research on the four neurological units at the Clinical Center. After moving to Hawaii in 2003, she took on a new direction in her career by becoming the school nurse for a pre-K-12 private college prep school where she managed 1500 students while growing the health program throughout the school and the community. After 13 years of school nursing, Dr. Gaskill became an Adjunct Instructor at Chaminade University of Honolulu for 10 months before joining CUH as a full-time Assistant Professor. Dr. Gaskill received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The University of Pennsylvania in 2023 with a scholarly project focused on assisting children and families with the transition from pediatric to adult health care. Currently, Dr. Gaskill is the course coordinator of Introduction to Nursing having previously coordinated Nursing Care of Children and Families and lectured in Health Assessment. She is the faculty advisor for the Student Nurse Association and is involved with many community outreach programs including Hawaii Children and Youth Day and HUGS.
- Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Pennsylvania
- Master of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Montana State University
- Bachelor of Arts Anthropology, University of Montana