Nursing Education & Certifications

2018 Basic Life Support (BLS) recertification
2017 First Aid for Mental Health certification
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Ryerson University (with honours)
2009 Infection Prevention and Control certification, Queen's University
2008 Infection Prevention and Control: Core Competencies, Centennial College
2007 CNA Certification in Cardiovascular Nursing
2006 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support recertification
2006 Hospital Preceptor for 4th year McMaster Nursing Student
2006 Cardiac Care Certification, Conestoga College (with distinction)
2005 Interprofessional Preceptor Certificate
2004 Nursing, Mohawk College
Perioperative Nursing (Operating Room)
1998 Registered Practical Nursing (Conestoga College)

Select Professional Experience

Primary Care Nurse (2020)
Preventative Care Program
Dr. Noman Bodkin

  • Monitored and updated patient status for appropriate preventative care including: cervical, breast, and colon cancer screening

  • Provided education about preventative care

Registered Nurse (2018)
Camp Nursing, Silver Lake Camp

  • Scamper Camp Nurse (Ages 6-8)

  • Youth Camp Nurse (Ages 15-18)

Policy Analyst, IPAC Nursing (2015)
Infection Prevention and Control
C.A.U.T.I. Protocol Implementation
Grand River Hospital

  • Researched and updated the policy for Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

  • Provided recommendations for implementation of the policy to clinical areas.

Celebrating Success - Race for Zero - GRH Empowering Staff to Protect Patients.pdf

Program Management Success

Waterloo Wellington LHIN.

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (2008-2012)

Grand River Hospital: ICU, stepdown unit, ER, Renal Program
Freeport Hospital: Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (All Units)

  • Designed, implemented & evaluated IPAC program for Freeport Hospital

  • Acted as primary contact for all patients. families, and staff for IPAC issues in designated programs

  • Educated hospital staff about IPAC methods and methodologies

  • Educated patients about new diagnoses and management

  • Performed surveillance and investigations for infectious organisms

  • Compiled surveillance and program evaluation for staff and senior management

  • Utilized medical directives to request appropriate testing

Registered Nurse, Cardiac Care (2004-2008)

St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Cardiac Care Center
Inpatient Cardiology and Coronary Care Unit

  • Worked in cardiology/telemetry, angioplasty recovery, and coronary acute care units

  • Monitored patients post post myocardial infarction / cardiac event

  • Prepared patients for their cardiac interventions (cardiac surgery, pacemaker insertion, angiogram/plasty, cardioversion)

  • Recovered and monitored patients post cardiac intervention

  • Provided education and support for patients and families for discharge home

Registered Nurse (2011)
Just Clean Your Hands Program Expert
Public Health Ontario Contr

  • Advised local implementation of JCYH program

  • Mentored assistant coaches

  • Coordinated site visits

  • Conducted training sessions, surveys, and assessments

  • Provided reports to Regional Infection Control Network coordinator

Regional Cardiac Care Coordinator (2007-2008)
St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener
Regional Center for 27 referring facilities.

  • Received and triaged referrals

  • Utilized medical directives to request appropriate testing

  • Acted as the primary contact for patients, families, hospital staff and 27 referring facilities for all patients requiring cardiac surgery or pacemaker insertion.

Registered Nurse (2004)
Surgical Services/ICU
Brantford General Hospital

  • Received post-operative patients onto the surgical unit

  • Provided post-operative support and education to patients and families