I had a very fulfilling Nursing career. I started my career in 1969 as CNA at Mercy Hospital
on the OB floor training to be a scrub nurse. In 1974, I was accepted into the LPN program through Danville Junior College completed it in a year and I began working for Carle. I then graduated from the RN program at the Lakeview Medical Center School for Nursing. I returned to Carle for several years as an RN.
I left and became the Director of Nursing at Country Health Care and Rehab until we adopted our son in 1972. I returned to Carle and worked OB/GYN and Family Practice until 1991. I became a Health Facility Surveillance Nurse for the State of Illinois, inspecting nursing homes for 20 years in a 20 County area, which I enjoyed a great deal. I retired as an inspector and worked part time as a Patient Advisory Nurse at Carle.
I still had a love for Geriatrics and went back to Country Health Care and Rehab for 3 years, starting out as a skin nurse, then accepted the position of Director of Nursing. After being the Director of Nursing, which is a 24 hour a day job, in the summer of 2015, I became a Certified CNA Instructor. I began teaching this fall at the Urbana Adult Education Center. I have enjoyed teach the CNA’s immensely and I look forward to each new session.