I am a Jamestown Community College graduate, and have over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse. My primary focus as an acute care nurse was in critical care, and I also have experience in general medical/surgical nursing. I worked as a nurse manager of a critical care unit and a medical surgical unit for six years. While in this position, I developed numerous policies and procedures, as well as practice protocols to improve patient safety. I maintain certification in critical care nursing, and am also an advanced cardiac life support instructor. I am a full-time nursing instructor here at JCC, and am currently enrolled in a post-master's certification program for nursing education. I continue to work at an area hospital as a nursing supervisor and staff nurse.