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Dr. Randall S. Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN, FRE, FAANP Related seminars and products: 2

Executive Director, Idaho Center for Nursing

Idaho Center for Nursing


This presentation is the November 2020 report for the Idaho Nursing Workforce based on supply, employment demand, and education production data sets.


R. Alex Chamberlain Related seminars and products: 2

Manager, Clinical Ethics

St. Luke's Health System


Alex Chamberlain grew up in Northern New York State and received a BA from St. Lawrence University and a MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary.  He is an ordained Presbyterian minister who served congregations in Wyoming and New Zealand before making the change to hospital chaplain.  Board certified as a chaplain since 1991 he served in a variety of clinical settings while also being active on ethics committees as a clergy representative.   His growing interest in medical ethics led to receiving a MA in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola Chicago, and has been working as an ethicist leader at St. Luke's since 2013.

His wife is a ballet instructor, and they have three children.  Two of these children are RNs, one serving in an ER and the other in the CVOR.  Their third child heard many graphic dinner table conversations from Alex and the nurse siblings, and rather than embrace a career that involved bodily fluids she is finishing up a PhD in American History.


Dr. Michelle Anderson, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP Related seminars and products: 2

Faculty-Idaho State University

Idaho State University


Michelle Anderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Michelle Anderson is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University in the School of Nursing Graduate program. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner for the past 19 years, having practiced in rural and urban settings. She has owned and operated her own NP clinic in rural Idaho for the last 12 years prior to transitioning to education.

Dr. Anderson has received professional awards for her service through recognition in her community as a top healthcare provider, state recognition with a preceptor of the year award, and national recognition through AANP for Clinical Excellence in 2013 and Advocacy in 2018.  She was awarded Fellowship through AANP in 2019.Dr. Anderson resides in Meridian, Idaho and enjoys spending time with her family and staying active in the community.


Dr. Susan Taverier, PhD, APRN-CNS Related seminars and products: 2

Faculty

Idaho State University


Susan Tavernier, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN

Susan Tavernier is an Associate Professor and the Director for Graduate Studies at Idaho State University School of Nursing. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 30 years’ experience in adult oncology.  Her funded research is varied; quality of life, interprofessional education in palliative care, patient-provider communication, distress management, psychometric analyses and biologic biomarkers.

Dr. Tavernier received awards for outstanding mentorship, achievement in research and publication. She is actively involved in the Oncology Nurses of Southern Idaho Chapter of ONS and area hospital nursing research and evidence-based practice projects.

 

 


Carrie Sweet-Lamb, DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC Related seminars and products: 2

Faculty

Eagle Gate College


Carrie Lamb earned her BSN from University of West Florida in 2006 and began practicing as a medical-surgical nurse in Oregon. After gaining experience in multiple clinical settings, (medical, surgical, cardiac, perinatal and pediatric) she obtained her dual graduate degree in adult health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Education. After completing her DNP in Advanced Practice Nurse Leadership at Chamberlain University, Lamb moved to Idaho where she has most recently served as the Director of Acute Nursing Practice, in the Center for Nursing Excellence, at St. Luke's Health System. Recently, Dr. Lamb was appointed to represent District 4 on the Nurse Leaders of Idaho board of directors and is now the Assistant Dean of Nursing at Eagle Gate College in Boise.


Wendy Ferguson, BSN, RN, CEN Related seminars and products: 1

Kootenai Health


Wendy Ferguson is a full-time registered nurse with Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene. She works in Trauma Services as the Injury Prevention Coordinator and as a PACU nurse with surgical services.

She is active in many of Kootenai Health’s programs and committees including the Research and Evidence-Based Practice committee, Kootenai Foundation committee, Magnet programs and chairs the Injury Prevention Coalition Committee.

Wendy earned her BSN from California State University Bakersfield in 2011 where she specialized in emergency and trauma care.  She previously worked as a CNA, Ski Patroller, Wilderness First Responder and whitewater rafting guide in the Grand Canyon.

Wendy’s passion for patient care, best patient practice and sharing of knowledge with other RN’s is exemplified in her work and projects.

She currently lives in Hayden, Idaho with her husband and two school aged children and enjoys volunteering in her community, mountain-biking, rafting, snowboarding and sleep on her days off. 

 

 

 


Brad Bigford, MSN, APRN-FNP Related seminars and products: 1

Owner

Table Rock Mobile Medicine


Brad Bigford was born in Seattle WA but his mother wanted to move back to her hometown of Troy, Idaho when he was 15. He graduated from Troy High School with a graduating class of 28. Brad  moved to Boise in 2002 and graduated from Boise State University with his ASN then his BSN. He has worked as a nurse in orthopedics, telemetry and PACU in both St Luke’s & St Als. This is where he met his wife, Nancy, also a nurse. Together they have 2 children. After 7 years as a RN, Brad went onto obtain his Masters from Gonzaga University in their Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Brad has worked in family practice & urgent care, and for the past 6 years he has worked in corrections in a county jail setting. Brad is certified correctional healthcare  from the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. In 2016, he started the Treasure Valley’s only nurse practitioner owned and operated house call urgent care practice, Table Rock Mobile Medicine.

He enjoys working 6 days a week, year -round. He doesn’t like traveling, spending time with his family or doing anything outdoors like everyone else. You can catch him in his spare time on Xbox Live or watching reruns of The Office.


Richard Clews, MSN, APRN-CNP Related seminars and products: 2

Nurse Practitioner

St. Luke's Health System


Richard Clews earned his MSN as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a focus in Cardiovascular disease management from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2012 and then practiced initially at the University of Colorado as a outpatient general NP. Shortly thereafter in 2014 he did a 1-year Hospitalist Fellowship as Faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with rotations in Medical Oncology, General Hospital Medicine Service, Emergency Room and Cardiology. He completed his Post Masters AGACNP at the University of Colorado School of Nursing during his Fellowship and became Board Certified through the ANCC. He then practiced as an Advanced Practice Provider in Structural Heart Disease and General Cardiology in the inpatient and outpatient settings at Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute in Ann Arbor, MI until relocating with his family to Boise and has practiced at St Luke's Cardiology ever since.


Anna Quon, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, Related seminars and products: 1

Clinical Specialist

St. Luke's Health System


Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, RN-BC, is a Clinical Specialist at the Nursing & Patient Care Center of Excellence at St. Luke’s Health System. As a board-certified Ambulatory Care Nurse, she serves as a subject matter expert and consultant on evidence-based practice, shared governance, and policy and protocol development, with a focus on the system’s 300+ clinics. She has a passion for professional development, is actively engaged in various professional organizations, and serves as a formal mentor for the American Nurses Association Mentorship Program. In 2018, she received the Outstanding Nurse Leader - Transitions in Care Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho. In 2020-2021, she will be a Nursing Research Fellow and Principal Investigator for a Delphi study on ED nurses and their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Heidi Hamlin, BSN, RN Related seminars and products: 1

Program Manager

St. Luke's Health System


Heidi Hamlin, RN, BSN, is a Program Manager for Occupational Health/Employee Health at St. Luke’s Health System. Heidi is passionate about coaching and supporting staff to effectively serve the employee population using current evidence-based standards and established practices.  Heidi identifies processes and workflows that need improvement and drives efficient operations for the department.   She is the subject matter expert on respiratory protection in Occupational Health and has engaged in Shared Governance, Joint Commission readiness, and many workgroups to evaluate and improve practices.  Prior to her current role she served as the Clinical Educator and a preceptor for her department.


Dr. Julie Swanson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Related seminars and products: 2

Program Manager-PATHS

St. Luke's Health System


Dr. Swanson received her BSN from Creighton University, her Master of Nursing in Population Health from Boise State University, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Healthcare System Leadership from Chamberlain University. Dr. Swanson’s clinical experience has been focused on newborn intensive care and pediatrics in community, and urban settings. She is certified as a Nurse Leader Executive by ANCC. She is currently the Program Manager for the PATHS program at St. Luke’s Health System. Dr. Swanson is an expert in evidence-based practice and enjoys teaching and coaching nurses and clinicians in utilizing the EBP model to improve patient and staff outcomes. She is a member of American Nurses Association, ANA Idaho, and Sigma Theta Tau.


Dr. Claire Beck, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC Related seminars and products: 1

St. Luke's Health System


Claire Beck received her ADN from Midland College, her BSN, and Master of Nursing degrees from the University of Victoria, and most recently her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University. Claire’s clinical experience has been focused on cardiac, perioperative, as well as perinatal practice areas in the rural, community, and urban settings. She is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics from NCC and Nursing Professional Development through ANCC. Claire is a System Educator for the St. Luke’s Health System. She loves to teach and has a strong passion for helping new nurses’ transition to specialty practice as well as supporting the professional growth and development of experienced nurses. She is a member of AWHONN, the AORN, and Sigma Theta Tau. 


Melissa Quaid, BSN, RN Related seminars and products: 2

Magnet Program & Professional Governance Coordinator

Kootenai Health


Melissa Quaid, BSN, RN, Magnet Program & Professional Governance Coordinator is a full-time registered nurse at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She joined Kootenai in 2011, working on their cardiac step-down unit for four years, then transitioning to the ambulatory setting and working at Kootenai Heart Clinics for the next 4 years. She accepted the Magnet Program Coordinator position in early 2019, a position which she has grown to also include Professional Governance Coordinator. Her success in this role is evidenced by recent accreditation with the Forum for Shared Governance, and Kootenai Health is in the final stages of document preparation for Magnet re-designation in February 2021.

Melissa’s passion for doing the right thing for the right reasons is demonstrated in all of her endeavors. She continuously challenges Kootenai’s clinical nurses to own their practice and contribute to the profession of nursing.


Dr. Michelle J. Hamland, DNP, RN Related seminars and products: 2

St. Luke's Health System


Dr. Michelle Hamland and Dr. Kimberly Khoury-Dillon are Doctorate prepared Informatics Nurse Specialists with extensive clinical and informatics knowledge.  Together they have 35+ years of combined experience in clinical practice; including critical care, emergency services, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, obstetrics, medical-surgical, and clinical research.  They are qualified in the development, deployment, and evaluation of healthcare information technology.  As Informatics Nurse Specialists, Dr. Hamland and Dr. Khoury-Dillon are dedicated to serving as liaisons between clinicians and IT, while leveraging evolving technologies in the development of innovative solutions.  During the COVID 19 pandemic, they have been integral contributors in establishing rapid disaster responses to support the quality, safety, and efficiencies of patient care through technology.


Dr. Kimberly Dillon, DNP, RN, CPHIMS, RN-BC Related seminars and products: 2

St. Luke's Health System


Dr. Michelle Hamland and Dr. Kimberly Khoury-Dillon are Doctorate prepared Informatics Nurse Specialists with extensive clinical and informatics knowledge.  Together they have 35+ years of combined experience in clinical practice; including critical care, emergency services, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, obstetrics, medical-surgical, and clinical research.  They are qualified in the development, deployment, and evaluation of healthcare information technology.  As Informatics Nurse Specialists, Dr. Hamland and Dr. Khoury-Dillon are dedicated to serving as liaisons between clinicians and IT, while leveraging evolving technologies in the development of innovative solutions.  During the COVID 19 pandemic, they have been integral contributors in establishing rapid disaster responses to support the quality, safety, and efficiencies of patient care through technology.


Dr. Jason D. Williams, DNP, RN Related seminars and products: 2

Assistant Dean, Eagle Gate College, School of Nursing

Eagle Gate College


Dr. Williams brings 20 years of experience in nursing practice, leadership, and education. He earned his DNP (Continued practice and/or competency requirements for licensed RNs) from University of Utah, MSN (Nursing Education) from Walden University, and BSN from Syracuse University. He lives in the Idaho Falls region and is deeply involved with the local community.  His Inpatient and Outpatient experience includes CVICU/SICU, Peri-Op, Vascular Access, ER, and House Supervisor roles.  During his eight years’ experience as an educator, he incorporated active learning techniques in various ADN, BSN, and NCLEX® prep courses; co-chaired the Curriculum Committee and developed BSN curriculum; and chaired or wrote Standards for two Accreditation Committee Self-Study reports (CCNE, ACEN).


Dr. Catherine Gundlach, PharmD, RPh, CPPS Related seminars and products: 2

Medication Safety Coordinator, St. Luke's Health System

St. Luke's Health System


Catherine Gundlach has been a pharmacist for over 30 years.   For the last 12 years she has been a Medication Safety Pharmacist at St. Luke’s.  She is dedicated to working collaboratively with nurses, pharmacists, doctors and other members of the health care team to ensure the medication system is safe and risks are mitigated pro-actively before harm occurs.


Kara Garner, DNP-c, MSN, APRN-CNP Related seminars and products: 2

St. Luke's Health System


Kara Garner is DNP student at the University of Utah in nursing administration.  She practices as a Nurse Practitioner at St. Luke's Hemophilia Center.  Her DNP project focus is integration of Transitional Shock awareness into preceptor programs so that nurse preceptors have an increased awareness of pending issues amongst new graduate nurses and can implement mitigation strategies to help retain the new graduate nurse in the workplace. 


Dr. Xiomara Perez, DNP, MSN, RN Related seminars and products: 2

Faculty, Eagle Gate College

Eagle Gate College


Reuben DeKastle, MSHA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC Related seminars and products: 2

Director of Student Services & Educational Operations

St. Luke's Health System


Maura Cash, BSN, RN, CMSN Related seminars and products: 2

Nurse Residency Program Manager

Kootenai Health


Maura Cash is the Nurse Residency Program Manager at Kootenai Health.  She is pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Education through Northwest Nazarene University and has worked in nursing education for the past 6 years.  Maura started her career in Medical Surgical nursing and holds a CMSRN specialty certification.  Maura grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID where she currently resides with her husband and daughter. Together they enjoy many outdoor activities that North Idaho provides.


Nikki Graham, MN, RN-BC, NPD-BC Related seminars and products: 3

Director Nursing Excellence for Kootenai Health

Kootenai Health


Nikki Graham has been a nurse for over thirty years with significant experience in nursing education and leadership.  Currently, as Director of Nursing Excellence at Kootenai Health in Northern Idaho, Nikki is the Magnet Program Director and has oversight of Nursing Education, Practice and Development, and Student Services.  She serves both nationally and locally on several academic and nursing organizational boards and committees.  Nikki lives with her partner and dog and can be found outside enjoying the mountains when not at work.


Gabrielle N. Davis, MPH, MA, LPC, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CTTS, CHES Related seminars and products: 2

St. Luke's Health System


 Gabrielle Davis (she/her) is a respiratory therapist at St. Luke's Health System in Boise. There, she serves as the COPD Educator and the Inpatient Nicotine Treatment Program Coordinator. Gabby is also a licensed professional counselor and owner of Equitable Counseling & Consulting, LLC. Currently Ave serves as the president of the Idaho Association of LGBT Issues  in Counseling and is the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the American Association of Respiratory Care. Gabby is the adult facilitator for a local LGBTQIA+ youth social and support  group in Boise where she gets to be constantly reminded why kids are better than adults. In her free time, she enjoys reminding health care professionals that nicotine addiction is a disease versus a choice, dispelling myths about the definition of allyship and encouraging folks to say I don't know instead of pretending to know.


Brie Sandow, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Related seminars and products: 2

President, ANA-Idaho

ANA-Idaho


Brie Sandow has been the ANA-Idaho president for two years, and she was recently elected to the national ANA board of directors as a Director at Large.  Brie is an Idaho Native, attained her BSN at Boise State University and later obtained a Masters in Nursing.


Rachel Elledge, BSN, RN Related seminars and products: 2

Eagle Gate College


Rachel Elledge has been a registered nurse for 14 years. She has worked in various roles as a nurse and in multiple subspecialties within pediatrics. Among her accomplishments, she was selected to speak at a pediatric trauma conference on pediatric neuro emergencies, participated as faculty at a neurosurgical hands-on cadaver course, and was part of a group abstract presentation which was accepted on the prenatal in-utero repair results in the practice she worked for. She has been nominated twice for the excellence in nursing award at hospitals she has worked for. She currently works as a practical nurse instructor at Eagle Gate College, and she is attending the University of Missouri- Kansas City to obtain her DNP specializing in pediatrics.


Jane Weis, MSN, APRN-CNM-High Risk OB Related seminars and products: 2

Northwest Nazarene University


Jane Weis, MSN, CNM, RNC-High Risk OB, 

Assistant Professor for 7 years at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in the BSN program.  Certified Nurse Midwife for 6 years in Nampa, Idaho.

Has practiced as a registered nurse for over 40 years.  Board member of Mu Gamma (Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing).  

Nurse planner for Virtual Nurse Educator Conference for 2021 and annual health fairs at NNU.


Bethany Hazel, MSN, RN Related seminars and products: 2

Northwest Nazarene University


Bethany Hazel is an assistant professor at the NNU College of Nursing and serves as the student advisor for the Nursing Student Association.





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