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Associate Degree Nursing, Columbia Basin College, 2002
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health and Sciences University, 2012
Lourdes Medical Center Charge RN Pasco, WA 1997 to 2004 hospital setting, Med/Surg, ED, ICU, Drug and Alcohol Unit
Oregon Medical Group Lead RN Eugene, OR 2004 to 2011 out-patient clinic setting, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Podiatry, managed 300 plus patients in the Anticoagulation Clinic
Oregon Cardiology Peace Health Riverbend Nursing Supervisor Springfield, OR 2011 to 2012
Northwest Center for Plastic Surgery Manager Eugene, OR 2012 to 2013, AAAHC accredited out-patient surgery center
Peace Health Medical Group Manager Eugene, OR 2013 to 2014, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Anticoagulation Clinic, managed over 100 staff
University of Oregon Health Center RN Triage, Manager, Director of Nursing 2014 to present, out-patient University Health Center
CERT (Community Emergency Response Training)
ACLS Certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
LCPH Infection Prevention Standing Committee (Lane County Public Health)
Areas of Interest
My professional areas of interest include patient advocacy, access improvement, and scheduling management. All patients have a voice and our processes must adapt and be relevant to their needs; which in healthcare is ever changing.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family of seven children and four grandchildren. I enjoy motorcycle rides, traveling, white water rafting, and watching my kids play baseball and football.
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 1986-2000
Registered Nurse 2000 to present
Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration 2006
Hospital Staff Nurse
Admissions Marketing Coordinator
Contract Nurse for the State of Oregon
Allergy and Asthma
I have had the pleasure of working at the University of Oregon for the past four years in the Nurse Specialty Clinic as a staff nurse, and now as the Lead Nurse.
I enjoy interacting with our diverse student population. I welcome the daily opportunity to help educate our students on making healthy lifestyle choices. I think the thing I love the best is teaching our students to be in tuned to the subtle signs that their bodies are sending them and to not ignore those clues. Patients know their bodies better than we do, so paying close attention to little changes now may help to prevent a major illness down the road.
University of Portland: M.S. with specialty in Adult Health, B.S. Nursing, maxima cum laude
University of Oregon: Dean's List, studied science, Spanish, African American History, Art History of Oceania
Lane Community College: Associate Degree in Nursing
Board Certified by the American Nurse Credentialing
Center as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed and certified to
provide primary health care to individuals from the age of 12 throughout
the life span
Unpublished study exploring the meaning of cancer
among an immigrant Latino population in Oregon
Lane County Nurse
Practitioners Association, Past President, current Board member
Oregon Nurses Association
I thoroughly enjoy working in college health. I have
a particular interest in providing holistic care, with expertise in eating
disorders, asthma care, women’s health, and mental health issues. I appreciate the diversity of the student
population, including international students and LGTBQ students, and enjoy
opportunities to learn from my patients, and to grow as a clinician and world
citizen. I encourage my patients to focus on self-care, education, and healthy
River Road Community
Organization, Past Chair and current member
City of Eugene, Bicycle
Transportation Advisory Committee (2010-2011)
In my free time I enjoy gardening, reading, birdwatching and
time with my family. I am a year round bike commuter and enjoy the beautiful
Willamette River path on my ride to work each day.
Associates Degree in Nursing from Lane Community College, Eugene, OR 1986
B.S.N. from Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR 2006
I have worked at the University Health Center since 2007. My background and interests working as a Registered Nurse are diverse. I have worked as a staff nurse in medical/surgical hospitals, assisted home and clinic births working in a Certified Nurse Midwifery Birth Center, performed acute, chronic and home dialysis, taught nursing staff and interns dialysis procedures as a clinic specialist, worked with oncology patients and families in hospice planning and as a staff nurse in home health. My nursing interests working at the UHC are travel preparation for students traveling abroad and public health. My personal interests are hiking, sailing, art and music.
Undergraduate: California State University Long Beach, Biology
Graduate: Long Beach City College, Practical Nursing
American Heart Association BLS CPR/First Aid instructor
Long Beach Memorial Hospital CA: Licensed Practical Nurse 1978-1986 Pediatrics
University of Oregon Student Health Center: Medical Aid 1991-present Medical assistant to Clinicians, CPR certifier for staff and students
Coming from a large California city I enjoy working with our diverse student population, hearing where their education is taking them and being able to have health teaching moments during our clinical interactions. My husband and I moved our family to Oregon in 1990. We have a 28 acre family farm where we raise sheep, hay and a variety of fruits. I enjoy gardening, camping, having my kids, grandkids and parents close and Sunday family dinners. I miss the beaches of California but the lack of traffic and quite of the farm is great.
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