It is my intent and objective to combine my 25 years of clinical experience with my newfound skills in instructional design, curriculum development and innovative teaching strategies in order to transform healthcare education.
Michigan State University
Conferred Degree December 2015
MA in Educational Technology (MAET). In this program, I have learned to integrate technology into a variety of educational settings. Utilizing key educational theories as a foundation, this curriculum is the base of my newfound skillset in design and development of inventive educational endeavors.
University of Michigan
Conferred Degree May 1998
BS in Nursing. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Golden Key National Honor Society. Sigma Theta Tau - Rho Chapter (Honor Society for Nursing). Gerald DeKalands award for outstanding pediatric care as a student nurse.
Flight Nurse, University of Michigan Survival Flight, Ann Arbor, MI
December 2003 - Present
Evaluate, manage and transport (via ground, helicopter or airplane) critically ill or injured neonatal, pediatric and adult patients from hospitals and accident scenes. Trained in advanced airway skills and invasive skills such as central line and chest tube placement. Experienced in advanced ventilator management and transport of patients with advanced cardiac assist devices in place. Chair of the Education and Research Committee
Flight Nurse, West Michigan AirCare, Kalamazoo, MI
June 2008 - August 2016
Evaluate, manage and transport via rotor-wing aircraft critically ill adults and pediatric patients from hospitals and accident scenes. Trained in a variety of advanced airway skills, vascular access and chest tube placement.
Clinical Nurse, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
May 1999 - December 2003
Direct patient care for the in-house transport team, Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Emergency Department (ED) and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (PCTU).
Staff Nurse, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
May 1998 - June 1999
Perform duties as a staff nurse in the Emergency Room of a 260 bed inner-city children’s hospital. Experienced as charge nurse and unit preceptor
Education and Teaching Experience
Educational Nurse Coordinator, University of Michigan Survival Flight
February 2011 - present
Responsible for initial and recurrent education of flight nurses, clinical practice development, design and implementation of orientation for new staff. Curriculum design and development for recurrent education and use of simulation to cultivate critical thinking skills. Development of a training program for preceptors. Responsible for maintenance of Survival Flight’s clinical standards. Secured grant funding for Survival Flight’s Mobile Training Unit (MTU) and family of 7 human patient simulators. Developed a flight nurse internship program for experienced critical care nurses wishing to bridge into the transport environment (the first of its kind in the country).
Adjunct Faculty, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
September 2008 - present
Lecturer and Simulationist in the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport (CCEMTP) and Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport (PNCCT) programs.
Course Coordinator, Life Support Services, Ann Arbor, MI
June 2000 - present
Responsible for the coordination and implemenation of American Heart Association (AHA) training courses which includes Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP).
Licensures and Certifications
Contact me for my reference list
Registered Nurse – Michigan License #4704216392
Registered Nurse – Ohio License #340608
American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
AHA / American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Regional Trainer
AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider
Michigan Paramedic #3201002643
Michigan EMS Instructor/Coordinator #3205001867
Nationally Registered Paramedic #P0989954
Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN) #00469615
Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN) #0100006459
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Awards and Memberships
Association of Air Medical Services Medical Crew Member of the Year, 2007
Gerald deKalands Certificate of Excellence in Pediatric Nursing, University of Michigan Air and Surface Transport Nursing Association (ASTNA)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
International Game Developers Association (IGDA)