PN Program Coordinator/ Assistant Professor Practical Nursing Program
|Mon||1:00pm - 3:00pm|
|Thu||9:00am - 10:00am|
I pursued my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree at Lewis-Clark State College and graduated in 2007. After graduation I was lucky enough to obtain an ICU preceptorship at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, ID and continued my education in critical care as I gained invaluable experience working the night shift over the next couple of years.
In the fall of 2008 I decided to pursue another interest in nursing, public health, and accepted a position as Community Programs Nurse/Case Manager for SE Washington’s Aging and Long Term Care (SE WA ALTC) based out of Clarkston, WA. In this position I case managed 30-40 clients, performed in-home nursing assessments for our entire office and the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and taught basic health care classes for our in-home providers and community members. During my time with SE WA ALTC I even had he privilege to be a part of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services pilot study called Intensive Chronic Case Management (ICCM).
In the summer of 2010 I applied for an open faculty position in the Practical Nursing Program at Lewis-Clark State College and was offered the position. I have been teaching ever since and absolutely love my job. I teach Pharmacology, IV Therapy, our Med/Surg lab and am lead faculty for our long term care, acute care and community out-rotation clinicals. I continue to grow in my nursing practice and knowledge as I learn and implement new ways to educate our future nurses.