Clinical Nurse

Biography

I grew up in Richmond, BC. After high school I spent a year and half overseas with YWAM. I got married in 2003 and in 2008 my husband and I moved to Abbotsford where we are now raising three wonderful, spirited children ages 14, 12, and 9.

Currently I work in a casual capacity in the Pre Admission Clinic at ARH seeing patients prior to surgery, and in the Breast Health Clinic at ARH providing education, support and surgical expertise in collaboration with GPs and surgeons there. I am happy to now be a part of the nursing team here at TWU in the Wellness Centre.

Research & Scholarship

Education

LPN from Vancouver Community College 2000

RN from Douglas College 2003

Post-RN BSN from University of British Columbia 2011

Expertise

I have worked in the capacity of a surgical nurse since 2000 with a wide variety of experience caring for pre and post-operative patients. 

Past work experience includes:

-pre and post operative care for vascular, orthopedic, general surgery, gynecological patients

-Data collection for a provincial research project for fractured hip patients

-acting as PCC (charge nurse) in a casual capacity for the surgical floor at ARH

-providing patient care including blood transfusions, IV antibiotics, wound care, vascular access in General Day Care

-hand-hygiene auditing

-providing peer flu immunizations

-Teaching once weekly group learning sessions for elective hip and knee pre-operative patients

-Creating a business plan for a potential rapid access diagnosis clinic in collaboration with oncology