Sondae Stevens graduated from the University of California at Berkeley as an Integrative Biology major and Conservation Resource Studies minor. She enhanced her understanding of the relationship between the human body and the physical environment as a labor support doula, a postpartum doula, and a midwife assistant. She continued her education, went to DePaul University, and obtained her MS in Nursing. Nursing school afforded her the perfect environment to link her clinical experiences with the mother-baby continuum to evidence-based practice research while working on her Nursing degree.
As a nurse, she worked on the baby-side of the mother-baby continuum. She worked in General Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, and in Critical Care Home Health nursing. It was the experience of being a home health nurse that made her realize the importance of health promotion that keeps children with medical issues at home with their families.
Her passion for Pediatric patients led her to teach Pediatric clinical rotations as an adjunct professor at City Colleges of Chicago, and later become a tenured Assistant Professor and Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Her commitment to holistic health care brought her to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2018.
She is the author of Evidence-based Pediatric Nursing and Evidence-based Obstetric Nursing textbooks designed to teach nurses a holistic framework for their nursing practices.