I have been in health care for more than 20 years. I was first enrolled in a CNA course in high school, then progressed to LVN, ADN, BSN, PHN, family nurse practitioner (FNP), and am now a board certified physician assistant (PA-C
I have a total of 13 US academic degrees: 9 associate's degrees (AA/AS), a BSN, 3 master's degrees: Master of Medical Science
, Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) in Internal Medicine and master in nursing
(MSN) in informatics. I am also near completion of a 1 year wound program from Emory University.
These are some of the schools that I've graduated from:
I graduated from University of San Francisco for my BSN and PHN.
Stanford School of Medicine for my Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant certification.
Master in Medical Science (MMS) from St. Francis University.
Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) in Internal Medicine from University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Master in Nursing (MSN)- Informatics from Chamberlain College of Nursing.
AA/AS: Mission College, Chabot College, Foothill College, and Regent College, etc.
I love medical science and I love to teach. I have taught at local colleges and served as clinical preceptors to RN, NP, PA and Stanford Medical Students.
I am an active clinician, and have wide range of experience from ICU, to ED and was a hospitalist...Yes, I evaluate, admit patients, prescribe, perform minor surgeries, and have served as surgical assistant to surgeons.
I offer free tweets on Twitter daily hoping to make our nursing community stronger by offering pearls of nursing.
I don't take a lot of students because I do have a full-time job. However, I do enjoy tutoring and provided that 1-to-1 attention to struggling students.
If you are struggling in nursing school or trying to pass the NCLEX
, just remember: Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest!