Geriatric Nursing Home Nurse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Geriatric Nurse, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Geriatric care, Long Term Care, Nursing Home, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nursing, Health Policy and Procedures

Education:

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
2020
CLNC
Legal Nurse Consulting
Vickie Millazzo Institute Houston, TX

University of Iowa College of Nursing
2008-2009
DNP
Nursing Practice
Iowa City, IA

University of Nebraska Medical Center
1996 – 1998
MSN
Gero- Nurse
College of Nursing Practitioner
Omaha, NE

University of Nebraska Medical Center
1989 – 1993
BSN
Nursing
College of Nursing
Omaha, NE

Doane College
1983 – 1987
BA
Psychology
Crete, NE

Certification and License

State of Nebraska Registered Nurse
State of Iowa Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
State of Nebraska Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
DEA – Federal – Nebraska
CPR
American Nurses Credentialing Center, Gerontology
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

Professional Experience

2012 to present
Housecalls United Healthcare
Gero-Nurse Practitioner

2009 – 2012
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

2008 –2012
Great Plains Geriatrics
President and CEO

2006- 2009
Evercare/ United Healthcare
Nurse Practitioner/
Clinical Services Manager

2001-2007
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
Parish Nurse
Omaha , NE

2002-2005
Alegent Health Heart and Vascular Institute Clinical Nurse Specialist
Heart Failure Program
Omaha, NE

2001-2002
Beverly Health Care Enterprises
Quality Manager
Nebraska Facilities
Omaha, NE

2000-2001
Program Development/ Infection Control
Quality Manager/Employee Health
Manager
Select Specialty Hospital
Omaha, NE

1998-2000
Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home
Clinical Nurse Executive
Omaha, NE

1993-1998
Bishop Clarkson Hospital
Telemetry Staff Nurse
Omaha, NE

Secondary appointments and other recent employment:

2011
ANCC Content Expert – Geriatrics

2011
HRSA Reviewer Information Sheet – FY 2011HRSA-11-041: Nurse
Education Practice and Retention

2010
GNP Faculty Practice at MapleCrest Home, St. Joe Villa

Honors and Awards

2010-2011
Mentored Fellowship, Geriatric Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International
Leadership Academy (GNLA) 2010 – 2011

2008
Evercare Scholarship Award
Hartford Center for Geriatrics
(G-Star)

Professional Associations

Certified Legal Nurse Consulting
2020 – present
Sigma Theta Tau
2019- present
American Medical Directors Association
2010 –present
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
2010 – present
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
2010- present
Nebraska Action Coalition
2011
American College of Nurse Practitioners,
2008

Consultation and Professional Practice

2010
Site Development for Nursing Home Practice and Student Clinical experiences
Maplecrest Care Center, St Joseph Villa – Omaha,NE
Risen Son Christian Village and Midlands Living Center – Council Bluffs, Iowa

2010
Consultation for development of Palliative Nurse Practitioner Practice for Odessy Hospice, Omaha, NE

2010
Consultation for development of Palliative Nurse Practitioner Protocols for Asera Home Hospice, York, NE.

2009
Validation Survey for Adult-Gerontology NP Competencies

2006
Change in Condition – Omaha Geriatrics Society, Florence Home, Omaha, NE

2005
NP orientation to Evercare Practice – ongoing assessments of practice
Omaha, NE – Council Bluffs, IA site

2005
Evercare New Site Development NE/IA System, Omaha, NE

2004
Alegent Health System, Omaha, NE – Trauma course – Heart Failure Stabilization
Community to Emergency Department

2003
Health Faire – Alegent Health Care System , Omaha, NE

2003
Critical Care Classes – Alegent Health System In-House
Heart Failure Education, Omaha, NE

2003
Critical Care Classes – Alegent Health System City wide
Heart Failure Education, Omaha, NE

2003
Critical Care Classes- Alegent Health System City wide
Pain Management in the Post-Op Patient, Omaha, NE

2003
Certification and Credentialing Courses Med/Surg-
Cardiovascular System Review- Alegent Health System, Omaha, NE

2003
The Fatigue of Heart Failure – Heart Failure Support
Group Luncheon, Alegent Health System, Omaha, NE

2002
Safety Fair – Select Specialty Hospital, Papillion, NE
Infection Control; Wound Care; Restraints

2002
Planning committee for Health Ministries at Immanuel Foundation, Omaha, NE

2001-2004
Blood pressure monitoring – Parish Nurse Program
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE

2001 -2004
Parish Nurse Ministry – Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE

2001
Pain Management – Select Specialty Hospital, Papillion, NE

2001
Presentation on Stress Management – Parish Nurse Program
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE

1998/2001
Nursing Leadership Team for the State of Nebraska
Veterans Homes

1999/2001
Restraint Education – State of Nebraska Veterans Home
System / Select Specialty Hospital

1999/2001
Wound Care Program and Policy – State of Nebraska Veterans
Home System/Select Specialty Hospital

1997
Fall Prevention in Acute Care – Clarkson Hospital, Omaha, NE

1988
Prenatal Teaching Program for Mutual of Omaha-Omaha, NE

Teaching Activities

NRSG 882 Invited Lecturer
NRSG 834 Woman’s Health Invited Lecturer
NRSG 460 Gerontological Nursing Invited Lecturer
NRSG 810 Adult NP Invited Lecturer

2010
NRSG 852
Advanced Gerontological Nursing:
Physical Health Problems and Health Promotion
(Guest Faculty)

NRSG 852AC Advanced Gerontological Nursing:
Physical Health Problems and Health Promotion
(Course Revision)
NRSG 853AC Advanced Gerontological Nursing: Transitional
Care of Older Adults (Course Revision)
NRSG 855AC Advanced Gerontological Nursing: Mental Health
Problems and Health Promotion (Course Revisions)

2010 (Summer GNP-MAP) NRSG 852AC Advanced Gerontological Nursing:
Physical Health Problems and Health Promotion
(Instructor)

NRSG 853AC Advanced Gerontological Nursing: Transitional
Care of Older Adults (Instructor)
NRSG 855AC Advanced Gerontological Nursing: Mental Health
Problems and Health Promotion (Instructor)
2010 (Fall)

NRSG 854 Advanced Practicum in Gerontological Nursing

College of Nursing

2011 Moorehead Center for Nursing Practice – Team
2011 MSN Counsel
2011 Graduate Affairs Committee
2011 Interprofessional Education Committee
2011 Gero-Adult Curriculum Merger Task Force
2010 Aging In Place
2009 National Institute of Aging –Regional Meeting, April, 2010, Planning Committee

 

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