Staff Nurse in Pediatrics and Orthopedics Assistant teacher and clinical instructor in diploma school of Nsg. Infection Control Coordinator 17 years in 300-bed hospital Clinical specialist /educator for medical products company Missionary (Volunteer) in Liberia, West Africa 12 months as Facilitator for reopening of School of Nursing and Para-medical Training Programs Infection Preventionist / Consultant/Health Educator with Independent contracting /domestic and international assignments Curriculum developer and coordinator of the IPC Classroom, a comprehensive infection prevention and control course for nurses in Japan (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) Total of 164 graduates. Script writer and/or technical advisor for the production of 17 training videotapes with Lincoln Medical Education Foundation / Cromwell Communications for national sales and distribution on variety of infection control topics. Health Educator for Nanobugs, inc and currently licensed as registered nurse in State of Nebraska.
Interactive lecture presentations with unique engaging powerpoints, clinical classroom supervision, unconventional inservice education for health professionals, writing for journals and textbooks, blogging, and creation of engaging teaching and training tools especially for health professionals
Named 2008 Hero of Infection Prevention by Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Recipient of the Carole DeMille Achievement Award from the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control – 1992 Recipient of the Lincoln YWCA Tribute to Women – 1995
Diploma in nursing Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Services, Master of Science in Healthcare Administration Certification in Infection Prevention and Control 1984-2008
Owner/President/CEO of Nanobugs.inc. an online business (launched October 3, 2006) with a mission to entertain and educate people of all ages about practical microbiology for the purpose of infection prevention and health promotion. Website address: www.nanobugs.com Consultant and major donor for official Liberian NGO: Infection Free Families–Liberia. Headquarters/office in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. Mission of the organization is to teach children, parents, teachers and health professionals about the prevention of HIV/AIDS, STD’s and other common infectious diseases. International Election Observer for the Presidential / Parliamentary Election in Liberia, West Africa at the invitation of the Liberian Council of Churches. October 11, 2005 Mother of 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren (ages 17,16,13,7 years)