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Certified Midwife Oncology High Risk Labor Delivery Expert Witness

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Certified Midwifery, Certified Nurse Midwife, Midwife, Midwifery, Certified Nurse, Clinical Nurse, Oncology, High Risk Labor, Delivery, Maternal Fetal Medicine Research, Advance Practice Research Nurse, Obstetrical Nursing, Clinical Instructor

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EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
Masters of Science in Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Certification,
Graduation date:  May 2003

The University of Phoenix, Center for Distance Education, Phoenix, AZ,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Graduation date:  May 2000

Kent State University, Ashtabula Campus, Ashtabula, OH ,
Associates Degree in Applied Science Graduation date:  May 1994

APPOINTMENTS

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
 Assistant Clinical Professor - 2008 to present

Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
 Clinical Instructor - 2001 to present

Cleveland State University School of Nursing
  Clinical Instructor — appointment 2001 to 2006

Cuyahoga Community College School of Nursing
  Clinical Instructor - appointment 2000 to 2008

A MAJOR PRIVATE University School of Nursing
 Clinical Instructor - appointment 2010 to present

A MAJOR PUBLIC University School of Nursing
 Clinical Instructor - appointment 2010 to present

A PRIVATE College Breen School of Nursing
 Clinical Instructor - appointment 2009 to present

A PRIVATE University School of Nursing
 Clinical Instructor - appointment 2011 to present

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Ohio Board of Nursing – RN
  • Ohio Board of Nursing Certificate of Authority
  • Ohio Board of Pharmacy Certificate to Prescribe
  • DEA
  • NCC certification examination for inpatient Obstetrics
  • ACC Certification - Certified Nurse Midwife
  • BLS Certification
  • NRP Certification

EXPERIENCE

March 2004-Present, Private Company, Hospital for Women,
University Hospitals of State

Certified Nurse Midwife
Full scope Midwifery practice delivering approx. 600 babies a year (gynecology, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum care).  Prescriptive authority.  
                   
1997-2005, University Hospitals, Ohio        
Clinical Research Coordinator/ Advanced Practice Nurse            
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Research Coordinator position, responsible for multiple aspects of pharmaceutical studies such as: client screening, consenting, study drug administration and monitoring drug safety. This position was assumed after working as a level III Labor and Delivery nurse at this   facility.  Primary function in the labor and delivery setting was full time triage and charge nurse duties. Served as a primary preceptor.  

1996-2004, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, CCF Main Campus/Hillcrest Hospital
PRN Nurse - Family Maternity Unit                    
Provide care to the childbearing family during the intrapartum and postpartum period.  Perioperative care provided.  This position was held full time the Main Campus moving to a position at Hillcrest Hospital.            

1993-1996, Palliative Oncology                
This position involved pain control and symptom management for individuals with end stage cancer. Expertise gained with multiple system failure, Palliative chemotherapy and radiation therapy as well as holistic care of the patient and family.

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115                                         
Part time Clinical Faculty                                                           
Currently providing clinical experience and direct BSN students during their obstetrical clinical rotation.    

Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH  44103
Part-time Clinical Faculty
Primary focus of this position was to clinically observe and direct Associate Degree of Nursing students in the Obstetrical setting.

Participant on the Fetal Fibronectin Study, University Hospitals of Cleveland under the Primary Investigator Dee Wilson-Costello, MD

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Ohio Nurses Association/ANA, Membership 1998 – 2003
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • ACNM (national and local chapter)
  • February 2002 - July 2004, Board of Directors, Family Planning of Northeast Ohio, Inc.

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