I currently belong to five professional organizations and serve on the board of directors for two organizations - one nursing and one healthcare-related but not nursing specific. I find being involved gives me satisfaction and allows me to have a voice in nursing policy. I have also been involved in many and varied committees and councils throughout my tenure with Banner Health (28 years and counting). I like to have a say in how I practice and this helps to give me that voice.
Certifications, Certificates, and Awards
I am board-certified in critical care (CCRN-K), dually certified as an adult-gero CNS (AGCNS-BC and ACCNS-AG) and as a legal nurse consultant (CLNC).
I have all the bedside certifications for basic life support (BLS), ACLS, PALS, ENPC, NRP, TNCC, and TCAR. And a teaching certificate to teach at Front Range Community College - clinicals and online.
In 2018, I received a Nightingale Luminary Award for my work with sepsis in our three northern Colorado Banner facilities.