Bachelors of Science in Nursing - Washington State University
Colleen has worked in several nursing specialties including emergency medicine, cardiac care and perioperative services before becoming a full-time nurse writer. Currently, she holds CPAN and CAPA certifications and enjoys the dynamic role nurses play in today's healthcare. Colleen is also a military spouse and mother who enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her family.
Colleen's Advice for Future Students
Learning is an adaptive process. Some things will come to you easier than others, but persevere and never give up because strength comes through challenges.
Nursing & Healthcare Experience
Colleen began working as a nurse in the Emergency Department, and eventually moved to perioperative services where she helps patients before and after surgery. She currently holds CPAN and CAPA certifications.
Check Out Colleen's Articles on Edumed:
How Long is Ultrasound Tech and Sonography School?
Becoming a sonographer takes time, but how much? Check out our guide to see what factors determine how long your schooling will take and where to start.
Explore Top Direct Entry Nurse Practitioner Programs for 2023
Direct entry nurse practitioner programs give you the opportunity to fast-track your entry into the nursing field, regardless of your academic background. This guide will help you find the best programs for you.
How Long is Nursing School? Discover Timelines for Popular Roles
If you have dreams of working in the nursing field, the first step is to get the required education. The time you’ll be in school depends on your personal aspirations, and this guide will help you learn about the timeline for all of the different routes.
Top Nursing Schools in Idaho for 2024: Online & Campus
Idaho’s growing need for registered nurses makes nursing an ideal career choice. Explore some of the best nursing schools in Idaho, what they require, what they cost, and the post-graduation opportunities.
Patient Safety for Nursing Students: How to Use Trauma-Informed Care & SBAR
An in-depth look at the core principles of patient safety. Learn how trauma-informed care (TIC) and communication frameworks such as SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) work to keep your future patients physically and emotionally safe.