Training & Certifications

BCLS - CPR BCLS Instructor

ACLS - Advanced CPR Instructor

NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program 

Stable – Neonatal Stabilization & Transport

EFM – External Fetal Monitoring 

Advanced Fetal Monitoring 

HIV 

CEU Class Child Abuse 

CEU Class Meditech 

Class ACMA Case Management Conference 

EKG Dysrhythmia Class 

OB/GYN Update 

Nursing Excellence

Shared Governance 

Magnet Professional Portfolio Development 

Finance for non-financial leaders

APCM Leadership Critical Knowledge for Critical Episodes 

SuperUser Training for Cerner Powerchart 

Nursing Operations Council 

ProAct Training 

Conference on Suicide, Treatment & Prevention

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

AHWONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Certification

AHWONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certification

Heathcare Education & Experience

Served as both a practicing physician as well as within several nursing positions, often with management responsibilities

Possesses multiple advanced degrees and residencies in the areas of medicine, nursing, and behavioral health—in addition to numerous professional certifications and training courses. 

Served multiple years with positive contribution in the areas of Triage, Labor/Delivery, ICU, NICU, High Risk Antepartum, Mother/Baby units, inpatient Behavioral Health/Psychiatric Units, and more.  

Medical & Behavioral Health Background

Contributed over 20 years of service in nursing and 5 years as a practicing physician. Served as Clinical Instructor for psychiatry for the University of Columbia, providing leadership and educating students and residents with distinction as Chief Fellow for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  

Held role as Patient Care Manager for inpatient behavioral health unit. 

Completed residency in Psychiatry at the University of Missouri @ Columbia. 

Worked within prison for the criminally insane, including intensive work with five antisocial and sex offender patients which were recommended for discharge or for transfer to a lesser facility.

Work History

Work History
2008 - 2012

Patient Care Manager, Perinatal Assistant Patient Care Manager

Truman Medical Center

Engineered the turnaround of a hospital unit at risk of being shut down by the state to an exemplary unit with no negative marks and high praise within 45 days. 

Managed 150 staff members and 60 beds, building a loyal and efficient team through committed staff advocacy. 

Applied leading-edge technologies and kept staff apprised to current practices.  Created a Communication Book to update unit on patient statuses, improving the speed and quality of care.  

Worked collaboratively with team members to decrease psychiatric unit restraints by 50%.  

2006 - 2007

Case Manager/ Brain & Stroke Institute

St. Luke's Hospital

Achieved approval from insurance company after initial denial for medication for a dying patient, saving her life. 

Education

Education

Academic Background

BS in Pre-Med, Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS.

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Houston, TX.

RN, Johnson County Community College, Lenexa, KS.

MSN in Nursing Administration, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

MBA in Public Health, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

Doctor of Osteopathy, University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO.

Internship in Medicine, Charles E. Still Osteo Hospital, Jefferson City, MO.

Psychiatry Residency, University Hospital, Columbia, MO.

Child/ Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Missouri @ Columbia, Columbia, MO.