Current or most recent title and employer?
Clinical Information Specialist, McLaren Healthcare
How did SC4 help prepare you?
Nursing programs are notoriously some of the most stressful and rigorous programs out there (as they should be when dealing with patient’s lives) and I went through two of those programs at SC4. First, for my LPN and later, for my ADN. That foundation of patient safety and healthcare knowledge prepared me to serve on the front lines during the Covid pandemic and most recently transition to a more “behind the scenes” role in Clinical I.T.
What do you like most about what you do professionally?
I love that nursing can take you in multiple directions! I’ve moved through geriatric care to med surg, and now into I.T. There are so many options and adventures available that you always have the choice to try new things, or stay right where you are most comfortable!
Did you transfer on and earn other degrees? If so, what degrees and from where?
I completed the LPN program in 2007 and the LPN to ADN transition program in 2015. I then attended Chamberlain University and completed my BSN in 2020 and MSN with a focus in Informatics in 2022, which prepared me to earn my board certification in Nursing Informatics from the American Nursing Credentialing Center.