Experienced and passionate educator seeks full time faculty position at CSUS where I can contribute extensive clinical and teaching experience to shape future nurses.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Registered nurse with more than 10 years critical care/PACU experience and a passion for teaching
  • Creator of online education programs designed to support the varied needs of nursing students
  • Producer of the Straight A Nursing podcast, consistently one of the top nursing podcasts in the U.S.
  • Self-starter with a proven track record for problem solving, resourcefulness, and teamwork

EXPERIENCE
Founder

Digital Health Education LLC (Straight A Nursing) - Granite Bay, CA - 2019 to present

  • Developed an online education business that has enrolled more than 9,000 nursing students
  • Created educational nursing content in written, video, and audio formats to meet the learning needs of a diverse population
  • Designed online courses teaching Med Surg, pharmacology and student success strategies
  • Managed all aspects of business operations including marketing, design, website management, online course creation, and multi-platform integration
  • Launched and grew the Straight A Nursing podcast into one of the top 0.5% of all podcasts worldwide
  • Supervised team of virtual assistants and researchers
    Supported and mentored students through online community

Registered Nurse - PACU and MICU
Sutter Medical Center - Sacramento, CA - 2011 to 2015; 2017 to present

  • Managed post-anesthesia care of patients following a wide range of surgical procedures
  • Coordinated and managed care of critically ill medical/surgical and neurological patients in the ICU
  • Achieved proficiency with critical care monitoring equipment and practices, including ventilator management, vasoactive medications, and hemodynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to care for complex cases including septic shock, ARDS, DKA/HHNS, cardiogenic shock, and neurological injury
  • Mentored new employees and students as a preceptor

Registered Nurse - TNICU
Sutter Roseville Medical Center - Roseville, CA - 2016 to 2017

  • Managed care of patients suffering traumatic injury
  • Utilized parenchymal and intraventricular pressure monitoring devices, EVDs and hemodynamic monitoring systems
  • Advocated for patient needs effectively with diverse personalities across multiple disciplines

Writer
Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn - Sacramento, CA - 1998 to 2002; 2015 to 2016

  • Wrote business communications materials for clients throughout California
  • Optimized┬ácomplex information into easy-to-understand formats

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science in Nursing | CSU, Sacramento | 2020
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing | CSU, Sacramento | 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication | Wichita State University | 1994

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Shelly McGriff Scholarship Recipient 2019
  • Sutter Hospitals - Nursing Student Excellence Award 2010
  • Sutter Scholarship Recipient 2010

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • California RN - 790696
  • California PHN - 544081
  • ACLS - Exp 1/2025
  • BLS - Exp 1/2025
  • PALS - Exp 1/2024
  • CCRN Alumnus (Adult) - Exp 4/2026