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EDUCATION

1975       Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
                Bachelor of Arts, Nursing
                Magna Cum Laude

1980-82   Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
                 Master’s preparation, Nursing and Zoology/
                 Genetics

  2012     Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, California
                Masters level.  Clinical Faculty for Nurse Education

CERTIFICATIONS

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Certification, 1977 — current

400-hour Flight Nurse Training Program, 1979

CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse), 1979

CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse), 1980 — current

ACLS Instructor Certification, 1982

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Certification, 1996 — current


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

11/01 – Present       
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department. Fountain Valley, California. Co-chair,  ED Partnership Council, 2010 – 12. ED Representative to Central Partnership Council - 2010 – current.  Chair, ED Council - 2012 - current.  Member, Hospital-Wide Pain Improvement Task Force, 2012 - current.

05/12 - Present   
Registered Nurse, Non-Invasive Cardiology.  Fountain Valley, California.

02/08 – 02/09      
Registered Nurse, (Aesthetics practice).  Newport Beach, California.

11/00 – 10/01   
Registered Nurse, Emergency Department. Irvine, California.

6/92 – 6/00   
Registered Nurse Level II, Emergency Care Unit. Newport Beach, California.

1997, 2002   
Textbook Reviewer and Contributing Author.  Legal Nurse Consulting

1999       
Test item writer, National Certification Exam, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, New York City.

1/89 – 1990   
Consultant, Phoenix Fire Department, Multi-level litigation exposure and QA matters, EMTs to Battalion Chiefs.

1/88 – 2/92   
Guest Faculty.  Maricopa County Community College District, Departments of Nursing and Emergency Medical Services.

8/87 – 12/91   
Per Diem, Emergency Departments, Phoenix, AZ.

1987       
School Nurse.Boarding School, Mayer, AZ.

3/87 – Present    
Nurse Consultant.  Medical malpractice, medical ethics, criminal and personal injury litigation — plaintiff and defense.  Licensure investigations.

2/84 – 2/87   
Nurse Consultant, (Full-time) Phoenix, Arizona.

10/86 – 2/88   
Consultant to Medical Services

2/86 – 5/87           
Vice President Phoenix, Arizona.  Marketing and delivery of medical   training services to international commercial and corporate airlines, as per FAA Guidelines.

1982 & 1983   
Director (1983) and Co-director (1982).  Emergency Nurse Certification Education Series, sponsored by Arizona Emergency Nurses Association.

1980 – 1982   
Paramedic Board Examiner.  Arizona State Department of Health Services.

4/77 – 2/79   
Assistant Charge Nurse, Emergency/Trauma Center. Phoenix, Arizona.

5/76 – 10/1/92 
Flight Nurse (1976-1979 part-time; 1979-1984 full-time; 1984-1992 part-time). Phoenix, Arizona.

8/75 – 4/77   
Clinical Nurse, ICU-CCU. Mesa, Arizona.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

ENA (Emergency Nurses Association), local and national chapters.  State Coordinating Council, 1981-83.  Local Education Chairman, 1983.  Applicant for appointment to National Comm. Scope of Practice Revision, appointment pending.  Coordinator for Joint Statement on Athlete Screening and Defibrillators on School Sites, OC Chapter. (Membership current.)

NFNA (National Flight Nurses Association), national charter and state chapter member.  (Approximately 1980-1992)

AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses), national member.  (Approximately 1984-1992)

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Phoenix Chapter: State Steering Committee, 1987; President-Elect, 1987-88; President, 1989; Past President, 1990; Board Member-At-Large, 1991.  Representative to Arizona Nursing Network, 1990-91; Arizona Nursing Network Legislative Committee, 1990-91.  National: Charter Steering Committee, 1989-90; Board Member-At-Large, 1990-91; President-Elect, 1991-92; National Membership Chairperson, 1990-91; Chairperson, National Conference Exhibitors (Atlanta), 1991; National President, 1992-93.  Past President 1993-1994.  Nominating Committee 1996-1997.  (Membership current.)

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

                             Available Upon Request

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
 
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PUBLICATIONS

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CIVIC LEADERSHIP

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