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Angela Ebel, MSN, RN

Angela Ebel, RN, MSN is a clinical nurse specialist currently in outpatient clinical practice and research. She is a graduate of Yale University and a Fellow in Patient Safety from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her nursing experience ranges from critical care, emergency, outpatient, and home health care. She has designed and implemented hospital error reporting software, implemented computer-based training, authored several CBTs, authored several book chapters and journal articles, been an educator for a trach speaking valve product, served as a nursing instructor, written several video scripts for a national patient safety provider, is a nurse blogger, and has been an instructor in an online patient safety fellowship using Blackboard. She is married with boy/girl twins, volunteers for local performing arts center, and volunteers for Camp Twitch and Shout for kids with Tourettes syndrome.

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    Daniel Bair, LPN

    Daniel Bair, LPN is a 2012 graduate of practical nursing school. Being relatively new to nursing he offers a different point of view and a fresh take on nursing and related topics. He likes to spread the word about issues pertinent to nursing. He loves to dispel myths and misinformation about healthcare and nurses through medical writing. Experience caring for geriatric populations in acute and long-term care settings has provided invaluable experiences and has increased his appreciation and fondness for the elderly population. In addition to geriatrics, patient advocacy and holistic nursing care are areas of special interest.

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      Alene Burke

      Alene Burke RN, MSN is a nationally recognized nursing educator. She began her work career as an elementary school teacher in New York City and later attended Queensborough Community College for her associate degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in the critical care area of a local community hospital and, at this time, she was committed to become a nursing educator. She got her bachelor’s of science in nursing with Excelsior College, a part of the New York State University andimmediately upon graduation she began graduate school at Adelphi University on Long Island, New York. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Adelphi with a double masters degree in both Nursing Education and Nursing Administration and immediately began the PhD in nursing coursework at the same university. She has authored hundreds of courses for healthcare professionals including nurses, she serves as a nurse consultant for healthcare facilities and private corporations, she is also an approved provider of continuing education for nurses and other disciplines and has also served as a member of the American Nurses Association’s task force on competency and education for the nursing team members.

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        Lucinda M. Lasater

        Lucinda has been a nurse for many years having served 20 years in the U.S. Army.She's worked mostly ICU, but also step-down, PACU, Infusion nursing, Labor & Delivery, and Pediatrics.In her civilian life she's worked as a director of an ICU, an Infusion nurse, school nurse, ICU, and as an entrepreneur Nurse Delegator.She's been a sign language interpreter for 28 years too.For the last six years, she's have taught nursing education in practical nursing and for associate degree nursing.She's worked her way up starting with a career as an EMT, LPN, RN, BSN, to MSN and is currently working toward a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.

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          Emily Belcher, LPN

          Emily Belcher has been an LPN for 5 years and enjoys writing about holistic health care on her personal blog, TheUnextreme. Some topics related to holistic healthcare that you may find on her site are related to aromatherapy, crystal therapy, and healthy living.

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            Patricia Bratianu, PhD, RN, RH-AHG

            Patricia Bratianu, RN, PhD, RH-AHG, is a Registered Nurse for forty years of experience in an array of inpatient and outpatient settings. Patricia earned a PhD in Natural Health. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. Patricia combines cutting edge science and ancient healing traditions to create individualized programs for clients. Her goal is to empower patients and healthcare workers.

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