Operating Room Registered Nurse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Nurse, Registered Nurse, Certified in Perioperative Nursing, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Operating Room, OR, OR, Adjunct Faculty teaching Surgical Technology Perioperative Nursing

Expert Witness No.2433



2002–Attended course in Legal Nurse Consulting and obtained certification (CLNC).

1996 — (audited) SCI: National Institute for Paralegal Arts and Sciences, Legal Nurse Consulting.

Ongoing — Courses and seminars in legal and ethical aspects in nursing, legal nurse consulting, critical care, EKG interpretation, perioperative nursing, trauma nursing, pacemakers, laser usage and safety.

1990 — Obtained Certification in Perioperative Nursing (CNOR).  Recertified in 1995, 2000, 2005.

1983 — Associate Degree in Nursing, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL.

1972-1973 — Enrolled and completed accredited surgical technologist course, Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL.  Passed national certification exam with Honors.

1969 — B.A. Humanities with a minor in Natural Sciences, George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL.

Professional Experience

2005 — Adjunct Faculty, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL  Department of Allied Health, Surgical Technology and Perioperative Nursing.

2002 — Working as an independent legal nurse consultant.

1999-2002 — South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest,  IL.  Staff nurse-operating room.

1994-1999 — First Assist, Chicago, IL.  Nursing agency providing temporary staffing for operating rooms in the Chicagoland area.

1988-1994 — Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, IN.  Staff nurse –operating room.  Specialty area- cardiovascular and open-heart surgery.

1987 – Started doing legal nurse consulting work on a part-time basis.

1985-1988 — Gary Methodist Hospital, Gary, IN.  Staff nurse –operating room.  Specialty area-peripheral vascular surgery, charge nurse

1984 — Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center, Olympia Fields, IL.  Staff nurse-operating room.

1983-1984 — St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, IL.  Staff nurse-surgical intensive care unit.

1983 — St. Anthony Medical Center,  Crown Point,  IN.  Graduate nurse-surgical intensive care unit.

1979-1983 — Self-employed while in nursing school.

1973-1979 — Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL.  Certified Surgical Technologist – operating room.  Specialty area urological procedures ,charge tech

1969-1972 — Glen Ellyn Clinic, Glen Ellyn, IL.  Medical transcriptionist for a physicians’ group of 30, representing all specialties.

Professional Memberships

Association of Operating Room Nurses
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
National Alliance of Legal Nurse Consultants

Professional Registration

RN license in the state of Illinois