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Providing the Easiest Online Nursing CEU Experience since 2002

Our goal is to make completing your continuing education requirements as easy and convenient as possible.

Established in

Since 1987, our mission has been to provide quality nursing continuing education courses.

CEUfast Launched

In 2002 we developed and became one of the first nursing CE providers to offer full courses, testing and certificates online.


Since our launch, over three quarters ofa million healthcare professionals have used CEUfast making us one of the leading online nursing CE providers.

Accepted in every state.

CEUfast nursing ce contact hours are accepted by virtually every state. Our courses can also be used by a variety of other healthcare professionals.

CEUfast, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA (ANCC). is an approved provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing, #CEP 13509, the Florida Board of Nursing and the Washington DC Board of Nursing #50-353.

Our Team

Julia Tortorice RN, MSN, EdD, CEO of CEUfast, Inc.

Julia Tortorice has over three decades of experience in nursing and healthcare leadership as an RN, MSN, EdD, and the Accreditation Program Director and CEO for CEUfast, Inc. since 2001.

She received her MBA from the University of Florida and MSN from the University of Phoenix. She is also a board-certified nurse executive advanced (NEA-BC). Since 1984, she has worked as a nursing executive.

During the time she worked in administration, Julia also worked PRN in clinical specialty area, emergency nursing. She worked as a courtesy clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Nursing for four years. She directed an RN residency program for three years, which attained accreditation in 2011.

In November 2023, Julia completed her Doctor of Education (EdD) from Walden University. Her dissertation, titled "How to Support Secondary School Teachers after Emergency Remote Teaching," reflects her commitment to advancing healthcare education and supporting educators in challenging environments.

She is a member of the American Nurses Association since 2005 and is also a part of the Florida Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Professional Society Memberships

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Jamie Tortorice COO, MEd, LAT, ATC

Jamie Tortorice, MEd, LAT, ATC, is the Chief Operating Officer. She has been working with CEUFast Inc since 2015 and has been the Lead course planner and CE Administrator from 2019-2022. She graduated from North Georgia College and State University (now the University of North Georgia) with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Masters in Education two years later.

She has 15 years of clinical experience in athletic training, including eight years of collegiate and high coverage, five years as a clinician in an outpatient physical therapy clinic, and two years assisting an orthopedic surgeon in his daily clinical practice.

Jamie has three years of experience as an assistant professor and clinical instructor for the Athletic Training Education Program at North Georgia College and State University, where she taught courses of the Athletic Training Education Program to student athletic trainers pursuing a degree and certification in Athletic Training.

Professional Society Memberships

Alyssa King Nurse Planner, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHNP-BC,CLC, CNE

Dr. Alyssa King has been a Registered Nurse since 2014. She has been working as the Nurse Planner and author for CEUFast, Inc. since 2021.

Dr. King is a four-time alumna of the University of South Florida (USF), earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2014, as well as her Post-Masters Nursing Education Certificate, her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP), and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in the specialty of pediatrics in 2019.

Dr. King worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) nurse for seven years at St. Josephs Womens Hospitals Level IV NICU. She obtained her lactation counselor (CLC) certification in 2018 to go a step further in providing breastfeeding support for the mothers and babies in her care.

Dr. King is very passionate about the educational development and career advancement of both future and practicing nurses. Dr. King joined the USF College of Nursing as adjunct faculty for the Undergraduate BSN Program in Summer 2020. In late 2021, Dr. King became a certified nurse educator (CNE). Dr. King also recently completed the post-masters psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) graduate certificate program at the University of Miami in December 2022. Dr. King is now dual-certified as both a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) and a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP).


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Desiree Reinken, MSN, APRN, NP-C

Desiree Reinken, MSN, APRN, NP-C, has been working at CEUFast Inc since 2021 as an author and became a full-time Nurse Planner in 2022. She has been an NP-C for two years and an RN for almost nine years. She has a background in emergency nursing, quality/preventative nursing, and nursing education.

She is a current third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus) with a research focus on glioblastoma. She aims to understand the lived experience of patients diagnosed with this terminal disease while focusing on concepts such as uncertainty, loss of authenticity, and resilience. Her anticipated graduation year is 2024. She is also finishing up classes for her Nursing Education Certificate.

Desiree is in her fourth year volunteering for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. In those four years, she has served as her flotilla's secretary, vice flotilla commander, and diversity officer. She is also a division-level diversity officer.

Desiree serves as a member of university committees and organizations such as Future Voices, the Student Affairs Committee, and the Research, Evidence, and Discovery Committee. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are important aspects of Desiree's life, and she also serves as a member on DEI committees at her university. She is a dedicated member of Sigma Theta Tau and Alpha Kappa at-Large. She is also a Graduate Nurse Student Academy (GNSA) Liaison for the University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus). Desiree plans to dedicate her future to nurse planning, research, and academia.


  • Duzan, A., Reinken, D., McGomery, T. L., Ferencz, N. M., Plummer, J. M., & Basti, M. M. (2023). Endocannabinoids are potential inhibitors of glioblastoma multiforme proliferation.Journal of integrative medicine, S2095-4964(23)00005-5. Advance online publication.
  • Reinken, D. N., & Reed, S. M. (2022). Mishel's uncertainty in illness theory: Informing nursing diagnoses and care planning.International journal of nursing knowledge, 10.1111/2047-3095.12406. Advance online publication.

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Cindy Endicott PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, ATC, Cert Dn.

Cindy Joined CEUFast, Inc in 2023 as a course planner.

Dr Cindy Endicott is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. She has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists since completing her Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Diploma in Manipulative Therapy, including advanced manipulations modules. She has 18 years of experience working in collegiate sports medicine and seven years in outpatient physical therapy practice.

She is currently a United States Olympic and Paralympic Center volunteer sports medicine provider. She has worked with the following Olympic National Governing Bodies: USA Taekwondo, Soccer, Mens Paralympic Soccer, Boxing, Wrestling, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo, and Volleyball. She traveled as a team physio and athletic trainer for USA Taekwondo with the Olympic Senior National Team between 2013 and 2019, with extensive international travel to elite tournaments, world championships, and Olympic qualification events. She is on the medical advisory committee and a provider for USA Ultimate.

Our Medical Professional Authors

Amanda Marten, MSN, FNP-C

Amanda Marten MSN, FNP-C is a certified family nurse practitioner who earned her Master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2018. Prior to graduating with her Master's degree, she worked as an RN for 5 years in the intensive care and post-surgical units. She currently practices as a nurse practitioner in an urgent care setting, serves as a nursing educator, and is a freelance medical writer. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, outdoor activities, and spending time with her friends and family.

Annelies Wood MSN, RNC, WHNP-BC

Annelies Wood, MSN, RNC, WHNP-BC is a NCC Certified maternal newborn nurse and Womens Health Nurse Practitioner with 15 years of neonatal, maternal child health, and obstetrical and gynecological care experience. Currently, practicing in Philadelphia, PA in a Perinatal Center of Excellence Center in a level III NICU and Mother Baby Unit. Also serves patients in the surrounding area needing gynecologic care.

Arlene Davis, RN, MSN, AOCN

Arlene Davis, RN, MSN, AOCN is currently the Oncology Clinical Specialist at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. She has advanced certification in oncology nursing and has been working with cancer patients since 1990.

Berthina Coleman MD, BSN, RN

Dr. Coleman graduated nursing school 10 years ago and has worked in several disciplines including Critical Care, Dialysis, Surgery and Long term care & Rehab. In the interim, she went on to pursue further education graduating with a Medical Degree (M.D.) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2014. Currently, she is completing her residency training in Seattle, WA. She worked consistently as a nurse during her medical training process. She has held several leadership positions in nursing including charge nurse and nurse manager positions. She is currently working as a nurse consultant while completing her training.

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"Nursing is my foundation upon which I am building my medical career. I firmly believe that the nursing perspective in caring for a patient is a different and absolutely critical portion necessary to provide the best care to our ever changing patient population." - Dr. Coleman

Caitlinrae T. Montpetit, RN, BN

Caitlinrae T. Montpetit, RN, BN is currently an ER nurse and charge nurse at the Lake City VA Medical Center in, Lake City FL. She has over 13 years' experience in adult critical care and emergency care. She is a graduate of Lake City Community College, the University of Dundee, and is currently pursuing her masters in nursing.

Celeste Barefield, MSN, APRN, FNP-C.

Celeste has worked in Home Health and Hospice Nursing for over 20 years. She is a native Texan and earned her Masters of Nursing at the University of Texas in Arlington. Celeste loves to teach, and has written and presented educational programs to peers, first responders, teachers, students, patients and caregivers. Currently she is tutoring nurses to help them achieve licensure or certifications and writing professionally in her spare time.

Christy Thomas, RN, BSN

Christy Thomas, RN, BSN, is a medical/surgical nurse. She has been a nurse for 7 years and is currently pursuing her MSN. Bobbie Morrisett, RN, PICC line certified, is a medical/surgical nurse. She has been a nurse for 7 years and is currently pursuing her BN.

Colleen Creamer, RN

is a medical/surgical nurse. She has been a nurse for 10 years and is currently pursuing her BSN. Andrea Paulk, RN, CRNI, PICC line certified, is a medical/surgical nurse. She has been a nurse for 13 years and is currently pursuing her BN.

Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN

Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN has 5 years of home health nursing and 6 years of public health nursing. She has been an educator for 6 years (3 years in home health education). She authors courses for St. Petersburg College and is a Forensic Nurse Specialist. Ms. Symanski-Sanders also has 4 years of management experience.

Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MA, MA, CSPI

Dana Bartlett received her BS in nursing from the Univeristy of Massachusetts in 1976. In 1978, she also recieved a MS in Nursing from Boston University, a MA in Journalism from Temple University in 1988 and is a Certified Specialist in Poison Information. She has over 35 years of ER, ICU and clinical nursing experience.

David Tilton RN, BSN

David Tilton RN, BSN is the staff educator at Western State Hospital, DSHS, State of WA. He has twenty years of nursing experience in the areas of ICU, CCU, Post Anesthesia Recovery, Sub-Acute, Long Term Care, and Forensics. He has also served as a freelance reader / reviewer for some of the major medical publishing houses, Saunders, Lippincott, Mosby, Harcourt, over the last fifteen years.

Earl Bishop, RN, BSN, BA

Earl Bishop, RN, BSN, BA. Mr. Bishop earned his baccalaureate degree in Biology from the University of Toledo in 1973. He completed his BSN at the University of South Alabama in 1981 and his Masters of Theology in 1998 at the International Theology Seminary. He is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps, and has over 20 years of critical care nursing experience.

Gina Chiplonia-Swircek, DNP, CRNA

Gina Chiplonia-Swircek, DNP, CRNA is a nurse anesthetists practicing in Pennsylvania. She is a co-founder of, which provides health and wellness training and strategies to decrease and prevent bullying.

Heather Rhodes, MSN, APRN-BC

Heather received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Washburn University and worked as an RN in the areas of Med/Surg, OR, ER, Family Practice, and Psych-Mental Health for almost 30 years. She then received her MSN in nursing education and worked in academia for seven years teaching in both ADN, BSN, and graduate programs. She received her post-graduate certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health in 2019 and currently works as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner serving rural Kansas and Missouri residents while precepting graduate students. Heather has a passion for learning and teaching. She feels that her highest purpose is to live a sacred life, connected to others and God through gratefulness and acts of service.

Heidi R Hull, OTD, MS OTR/L

Heidi R Hull, OTD, MS OTR/L has been an occupational therapist for 18 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Gannon University in 2002, continued her education at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2004. Dr. Hull returned for her post-professional OTD and graduated in 2015 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Hull has spent most of her professional career working in the school systems, private and public. She currently serves as the Lead OT for Albemarle County Public Schools and has a Level 1 Certification in Handwriting Without Tears. Dr. Hull is an active member of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Jacqueline Wynter, OTD, OTR/L

Jacqueline is an expert Occupational Therapist (OT) with over twenty years experience improving the independence, autonomy, and lives of clients. She is experienced in working with pediatric, adult, and geriatric clients in a variety of settings including; the school system, home health, sub-acute, and long-term care acute rehabilitation.

Jassin Jouria Jr., MD

Dr. Jassin Jouria is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician who specializes in resuscitation of critical patients. The majority of his clinical work is at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Greensburg, Indiana. With his background in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery clinical research, and disaster medicine, Dr. Jouria is extremely familiar with emergency and critical care. His interests include Pre-Hospital Medicine, Disaster Medicine, State and Federal disaster response and preparation, as well as international disaster aid. Dr. Jouria has developed Continuing Education curricula for Critical Care, Pre-Hospital/EMS quality control, Post-Surgical care, and improving overall patient outcome. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences. Dr. Jouria has published an academic textbook on Anatomy & Physiology.

Jeanna Winchester, PhD

Dr. Jeanna Winchester, is a Clinical Cognitive Neuroscientist, Medical School Assistant Professor, General Health Sciences Instructor, Continuing Education Provider and Outpatient Healthcare Administrator. She completed her undergraduate education in Psychology and Biology, then went straight into her PhD work in Neuroscience. During her graduate studies, she worked with patients suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment, Diabetes-related dementia and Alzheimers disease. She continued her work in academia between 2009 and 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Alzheimers Disease Research Center on the campus of the University of California at Irvine. Her postdoctoral neuroimaging and patient-focused research contributed to significant breakthroughs that are coming out now; such as the interventions utilizing physical activity, cognitive therapies, anti-hypertensives and glucose-normalizing regimens. She returned to Florida in 2012 to pursue a combination of Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor and Director of Education roles.

James R. Wittenauer II, RN, MSN, MPA, RN-BC

James Wittenauer II, RN, MSN, MPA, RN-BC, has been a registered nurse for 28 years with over 15 years of critical care experience, same-day surgery, primary care, and cardiac care. Mr. Wittenauer received his Associates's degree and BSN from Lewis-Clark State College, his Master's degree in public administration from Troy State University, and a Master's degree in nursing administration from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Wittenauer is board certified in pain management nursing. He has written for various journals, websites, and continuing education series and serves as a peer reviewer for the Federal Practitioner.

Jody Harrington, OTD, OTR/L

Jody Harrington, OTD, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist with 33 years of experience in a variety of settings including: home health care, pediatric clinic, and skilled care. The majority of her experience has been working with children in public and private schools. She graduated with her doctorate degree in pediatric Occupational Therapy in 2008 and currently works in a school district in St. Charles, Illinois.

Katrina Pfeiffer RN, MSN, CPN

Katrina Pheiffer, RN, MSN, CPN is committed, enthusiastic Registered Professional Nurse with 13 years experience, including 10 years of managerial/supervisory experience. Excellent drive for quality improvement within the healthcare setting. Demonstrates exceptional leadership and organizational skills and an innovative approach to job assignments. Passionate about implementing changes to improve the healthcare environment across the spectrum.

Kelly LaMonica, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, EFM

Kelly LaMonica, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, EFM recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Grand Canyon University. She received her MSN at University of Phoenix in 2011. Kelly is a member of and sits on the Educational Advisory Committee for the Association of Womens Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. Kelly is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring. Kelly is an NRP Instructor. She is a Perinatal Risk Nurse for the past 8 years and was a labor and delivery nurse for 7 years prior to that. Kelly is also a Clinical Instructor at Rutgers University and Raritan Valley Community College.

Kelley Madick MSN/ED, PMHNP

Kelley Madick is a Famliy Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and currently teaches full time for Kaplan University. She received her ADN from the Cleveland Clinic then pursued a combined BSN/MSN at the University of Phoenix where she specialized in Nursing Education. From there she attended the University of Akron and was awarded their first Family Psychiatric NP Certification. She has experience in the hospital setting as well as in the community and in private practice.

Krystle Maynard, DNP, MSN, RN, SANE-A

Krystle Maynard graduated with her BSN in 2011, her MSN in nursing education in 2015, and then her DNP in 2021. Her clinical experience includes medical-surgical, Neurosurgical ICU, Trauma ICU, and Capacity command. Academically, Krystle has many years of experience as an adjunct faculty member for courses such as adult health/medsurg, health promotion, and in nursing simulation. She is a sexual assault nurse examiner, works with a local nonprofit, and owns two small companies. Innovative RN Solutions focuses on content writing for health & wellness companies, which allows her to use her nursing and educational expertise. VitaOasis Infusion & Wellness is a concierge IV therapy and wellness business.

Linda J. Cowan, PHD, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWS

Dr. Cowan is the president and CEO of Wound Healing Services, Inc. and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing. Dr. Cowan has a doctorate in nursing science with a minor in Epidemiology from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in Public Health. She is board certified as a nurse practitioner in Family Practice and is a certified wound specialist. Dr. Cowan has more than 30 years experience in nursing, the last 10+ years with a focus on wound/ostomy management, research and education.


Dr. Onega is a psychogerontological nurse, owner and clinician of Aging Gracefully: Counseling and Care Coordination, and Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing and Professor of Nursing at Averett University. She attended a diploma nursing program at Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Professional Nursing in Virginia and subsequently completed her BSN from Radford University and her MSN in psychiatric nursing, PhD, and Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate from the University of Virginia. She completed a one-year post-doctorate in gerontological nursing at the University of Iowa and served on a state-wide research consortium focused on delirium in older adults. In 2002, she began taking undergraduate business courses and completed an MBA from Radford University in 2010. Most recently, in 2022, she finished a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate.

Dr. Onega has worked clinically in a number of inpatient psychiatric facilities and as a nurse practitioner in clinic settings. She has many years as a faculty member serving at Oregon Health Sciences University, Radford University in Virginia, West Virginia University, West Virginia Junior College, and Averett University. She has held administrative positions, including clinic director, site coordinator of a regional campus, undergraduate coordinator, clinical nurse specialist coordinator, graduate coordinator, associate dean of academics, dean of nursing, and associate dean of graduate nursing. She has overseen the development of online doctor of nursing practice, certified registered nurse anesthetist, and online pre-licensure associate degree in nursing programs, as well as the opening of a regional campus. She has written numerous publications and grants and delivered many presentations focusing on mental health issues in older adults and leadership in nursing. She currently reviews for six professional nursing journals, two psychiatric, two gerontologic, one research, and one general journal. Dr. Onega is passionate about excellence in nursing and health care and believes that nurses are invaluable in improving the health and lives of individuals, families, and populations.

Mary Ryngaert, MSN, PNP-BC, IBCLC

Mary Ryngaert, MSN, PNP-BC, IBCLC is a pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant at the University of Florida Center for Breastfeeding and Newborns.

Maryam K. Mamou, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Maryam is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in a wide range of clinical areas including spinal cord injury, orthopedics, Home Health Care, and Rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in various aspects of health education, including program and exam development.

Mary OPray, PhD, RN

The author is currently the Clinical Practice Coordinator for Maternal-Child Services at SHANDS at AGH in Gainesville, Florida. Prior to having this position, she taught Maternal and Child Health Nursing, which included teaching selected topics in Childhood Chronic Illness in undergraduate settings. She has also worked as a nurse specialist in an interdisciplinary program with children having chronic respiratory illnesses.

Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP -

Melissa is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who graduated from Vanderbilt University and has earned a doctorate degree in nursing practice. She has practiced clinically across psychiatric treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, and consultation-liaison. Currently, Melissa serves as a Healthcare Advisor for PointNurse, and owns and maintains her own blog, Modern Nurse.

Nick Angelis, CRNA, MSN

Nick Angelis, CRNA, MSN is a nurse anesthetists practicing in Florida. He is a co-founder of, which provides health and wellness training and strategies to decrease and prevent bullying.

Dr. Nishi Patel Brahmbhatt, OTD-PP, MOTR/L

Dr. Nishi Patel Brahmbhatt, OTD-PP, MOTR/L, has been an Occupational Therapist since 2008. Nishi earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science from Texas State University, a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University.

Her professional experiences include clinical service in acute-care, inpatient, and home health settings, specifically working with the geriatric population. She is a long-standing member of professional organizations such as the American Occupational Therapy Association and Florida Occupational Therapy Association. Her certifications include Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Certified Dementia Practitioner. In addition to being licensed occupational therapist in the state of Florida, Nishi is also a licensed real estate agent.

Nishi has a twelve-year tenure history at Keiser University (KU) Jacksonville campus, developing and teaching numerous courses for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program whilst preparing for and engaging in the accreditation process with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). In serving the KU JAX OTA program, she has facilitated partnerships within the community that have led to execution of fieldwork contracts for settings necessitated by ACOTE. As an exemplary servant leader, she has sought opportunities for students to be involved in the community and serve in a capacity that entails development and utilization of skills associated with the occupational therapy profession. Her passion for servicing her community can be showcased in volunteer work through the Student Occupational Therapy Association that she was an advisor for, but also through individually sought out opportunities unrelated to professional development. Currently, Nishi is continuing her professional growth journey as Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for KUs MSOT Bridge program.

Her interest lies in utilizing her unique skillset as an occupational therapist and a realtor to help persons age in place in their current home or relocation home, ensuring safety, functionality, accessibility, and overall well-being. In her free time, Nishi enjoys travelling the world, spending time with her family, engaging in diverse culinary experiences, and exercising.

Pamela Dugle RN, MSN

Pamela Dugle currently works as a Nurse Manager for Emergency Services. She has 15 years nursing in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Telemetry, and private physician practice. Ms. Dugle is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Society. She co-authored Staffing and Workforce Management: Is It a Numbers or a Bodies Game? In 101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses, a Sigma Theta Tau International book. She has had abstracts accepted for presentation at the VA Collaboration Across the Continuum of Care: Collaboration Across the Continuum of Care: the Role of the clinical Executive in the Chest Pain Unit 2010; Sigma Theta Tau International Conference in Gainesville, Florida in 2008: Culture of Inquiry in Emergency Management and Culture of Inquire in Emergency Severity Index which she co-authored. Ms. Dugle is active in local and national professional committees committed to improving care for the nation's veterans.

Patricia Hartley, RNC, MSN

Patricia Hartley, RNC, MSN is the Education/Employee Health Coordinator at Lake City Medical Center. She received her Masters Degree in Perinatal Nursing from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. She has 28 years clinical experience to include almost 20 years of Neonatal Intensive Care; complimented by her certification in High Risk Neonatal Nursing and Fetal Monitoring. In addition to her expansive experience in neonatal care, she also has 5 years experience in Staff and Patient Education.

Patricia M. Pierce ARNP, PhD, FAAN

Patricia M. Pierce ARNP, PhD, FAAN is currently Nurse Educator, Bay Pines Veterans Health Administration. Prior to this position she was the Associate Chief for acute and ambulatory care at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans health system. Dr. Pierce held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University, the University of Florida, the University of Texas, and the University of Tampa. She has experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to teaching, the author has extensive experience in management and the development of health delivery systems.

Patricia Shuman RN, MSN

Patricia Shuman RN, MSN received her RN Diploma from St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing and her BSN from the University of Florida. In addition she received her MSN from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Shuman has had twenty years of experience in working in Primary care clinics promoting preventive health care and chronic disease maintenance. She also as experience in working in Public Health, diabetes and hypertension education, neurology, emergency room and med-surg.

Pauline Lisciotto, RN, MSN, APHN-BC

Pauline Lisciotto, RN, MSN, APHN-BC, has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 40 years. An Associate Degree nursing graduate at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), she began her career in medical-surgical nursing, and her interests expanded to include employment in critical care, and community health nursing disciplines. Mrs. Lisciotto earned her BSN from the University of Maryland. Shortly thereafter, she joined the teaching staff at MCCC and continued her education to earn an MSN at the University of Pennsylvania. Advanced Public Health Nurse Board Certified and passionate about community-based health care, Mrs. Lisciotto enjoyed over 30 years employment with the NJ Department of Health in the roles of public health nurse consultant and program manager. Her excitement to address the challenges of health promotion, disease prevention, social determinants of health, health equity, and implicit bias in health care is expressed through her nursing consultation roles in wellness screening, nursing education, and nursing subject matter expert.

Raymond M. Lengel MSN, FNP-BC, RN

Raymond M. Lengel is a certified nurse practitioner who obtained his Master's degree in nursing from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. He has worked as a nurse practitioner in the long-term care setting for the last five years. He also provides primary care at the MinuteClinic in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to these to roles, he has worked in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, diabetes education, the emergency room and on cardiac step-down units.

Renee Warmbroudt RN, MSN, CPNP

Renee Warmbrodt, RN, MSN, CPNP has been a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner since 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana State University. She received her MSN from Saint Louis University. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Renee served several years as a staff nurse at St. Louis Childrens Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She currently works for Washington University St. Louis with the Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Urology department. She strives to support nursing education and learning by writing continuing education modules, nursing test prep documents, and nursing blogs.

Robin Richmond, OT/L BS, MA-CTE

Robin Richmond, OT/L BS, MA-CTE is an Occupational Therapist with 29 years of experience in a variety of settings, including Rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, school system, Birth to Three programs, traveler, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Educator. She currently works in Acute Care at Lakeland Regional Medical Center and as an Online Adjunct Instructor in the Daytona State College OTA program.

Sandi Winston, MSN, RN

Sandi Winston's primary clinical experience has been in Long Term Care, specializing in Alzheimer's disease. She has more than 20 years of experience in this field. Sandi is currently working as a Unit Manager in an Assisted Living facility. Sandi Winston is a nursing educator with experience in didactic and clinical nursing, and has worked at a community college as a nursing instructor. Sandi obtained her BSN and MSN from the University of Phoenix, and graduated with honors. Sandi is a certified Alzheimer's instructor. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Sarah Schulze MSN, APRN, CPNP

Sarah Schulze is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She earned her BSN from Indiana State University in 2011 and her MSN from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. As an RN, she has experience in a variety of settings including critical care, surgery, and pediatrics. As an NP she has worked in primary care pediatrics and adolescent mental health. Her special interests include breastfeeding, nutrition, and adolescent mental health. She has extra certifications as a lactation counselor and a pediatric mental health specialist. Sarah enjoys medical content writing and has helped develop content for various CME modules, medical and parenting blogs, board reviews, and apps.

Shannon Spies, DNP, CRNA, APRN, RYT

Shannon Spies, DNP, CRNA, APRN, RYT is a nurse anesthetists practicing in Minnesota. She is a co-founder of, which provides health and wellness training and strategies to decrease and prevent bullying.

Shelly McDonald, MSN, RN

Shelley is currently a Nurse Educator at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas. She received her BSN in May 2013 from Texas A&M University Health and Science Center and her MSN in December of 2015. Shellys areas of nursing expertise include education, newborn nursery, OBGYN, and hemodialysis.

Sue Ragsdale MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC

Sue Ragsdale, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC is the Nurse Executive for Education at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. She has 30 years of clinical nursing practice primary in adult health, acute care, and outpatient settings; 6 years faculty-teaching appointment; 6 years of staff development experience. I have attended CE workshops on tick-borne illnesses and personally provided nursing care to patients with tularemia, Lymes disease, and RMSF.

Susan Tilton, BSB BSMT

Susan Tilton BSB BSMT is a medically trained clinical laboratory scientist. She has worked in both commercial and hospital medical laboratories including the stat-lab at a Level 2 Trauma rated facility. In recent years Susan has been absorbed in intensive self study of adjunctive and alternative medical therapies.

Susan Wigglesworth, RN BSHA

Susan Wigglesworth RN BSHA is the manager of the Endoscopy Center at SHANDS at the University of FL. She has 19 years' experience in critical care (16 years as a charge nurse) and 3 years' experience as a clinical coordinator.

Tanya M Drummond, PharmD

Tanya M Drummond, PharmD is an inpatient pharmacist with Univeristy of New Mexico Hospital. Dr. Drummond received her PharmD from University of New Mexico School of Pharmacy, and has a BS in Education from Brigham Young University.

Tosca R. Moore, RN, BSN

Tosca R. Moore, RN, BSN is currently an ER nurse and charge nurse at the Lake City VA Medical Center in, Lake City FL. She has over 18 years' experience in adult critical care and emergency care. She is a graduate of Redlands College of Nursing and is currently pursuing her masters in nursing.

Trudy Tappan, RN, PhD

Trudy Tappan, RN, PhD has been teaching for over 30 years and has two nursing degrees (BS and MS) and a doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned a Masters of Arts from Villanova University with specialties in adult education and counseling.

Wesley Hunter, RN, PMT

Wesley Hunter has worked in healthcare for the last 32 years. He has recently opened STAT Medical Training Solution Corp. and is the CEO of this company. Wesley Graduated Lake City Community College with his degree in Nursing and certificate in Emergency Medical Technician, EMT-Paramedic.

Wesley currently works in the acute care hospital setting as a Charge Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. He serves as a unit leader, unit preceptor and safety coach.

Wesley maintains a competency in ultra sound guided PICC line placement. He as completed training for PICC line placement from Shands UF in 1996 and has continued training in advanced vascular access from BARD and AngioDynamics.

Crystal Hatchett, MS, OTR/L

Crystal Hatchett, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist who has been working in long term care, including assisted living facilities and primarily skilled nursing facilities, for over 8 years. She has previous experience in rehab management, program development, as an OT mentor, and as a clinical instructor. She received her BS in Biology from James Madison University and MS in Occupational Therapy from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.