I am a Registered Nurse and Surgical Technologist. I have worked my entire adult life in the Operating room as either a Surgical technologist, as an RN Circulator, and now as an educator. I am a Certified PeriOperative Nurse (CNOR)
In the fall of 1998 I was offered a position at the College of Southern Idaho as an instructor for the 1 year old surgical technology program. I have worked at CSI since that time at a job that I am quite well suited for.
The CSI program (and I) have earned several awards including:
2001 Our CSI program won the Idaho State PTE Program of the Year
2001 Our CSI program the National status of Promising Postsecondary Career and Technical Program. (A program status is only shared by the top 3% of Vocational programs in our nation)
2003 my class of students nominated me for the CSI Teacher of the Year (which I was proud to accept because the nomination came from my own class of students)
2014 Our CSI programs (all three surgical programs) won the Idaho State PTE program of the year(for the second time in my career at CSI)
2014 I earned the Idaho State PTE Educator of the year(Which I was pleased to accept because I was nominated by my peers)