CREDENTIALS: MSN, RNC-NIC, IBCLC
Thirteen of Heather’s fifteen years of nursing experience have been in Neonatal Intensive Care. She earned her BSN from Colorado Mesa University and her MSN: Leadership in Health Care Systems with a certificate in healthcare education from Regis University. Heather is certified in Neonatal Intensive Care and as a Lactation Consultant and is also active as a NRP Regional Trainer and S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor. She is currently a NICU Clinical Educator in a large, tertiary children’s hospital.
Heather’s experience includes positions in NICUs in Colorado, Texas and California, as well as a clinical faculty member for both ADN and BSN nursing programs. With this variety of exposure to different work environments, she has been able to incorporate her experiences into the rich discussions that occur during educational presentations. To say Heather is passionate about education would be an understatement—she has presented at local, regional and national conferences, as well as by request at various hospitals. Her educational expertise is in neonatal, newborns, lactation, staff development/mentoring and lateral violence.