After graduating from nursing school in 1981, I immediately entered the world of Pediatric Nursing at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. After starting out on general Pediatric Medical/Surgical floors, I went to the Pediatric ICU (PICU). I moved to MN and continued working in the PICU at the University of MN Children's Hospital. Part of my role as a PICU nurse was being part of the Flight team. After the PICU years, I was the Myelodysplasia (Spina Bifida) Coordinator/Pediatric Urology Nurse Clinician at the University of MN and Pediatric Surgical Associates. Part of the Pediatric Urology role was assisting in surgery and making rounds on patients. I spent 1 year as an interim Clinical Instructor for Mankato State University School of Nursing. Thereafter, I spent a couple years as Genetics & Metabolism Nurse Clinician at the University of MN. Finally, I landed at Smiths Medical as a Clinical Project Manager working with implementation of the Smart Infusion pumps into facilities across the country. After a promotion to Clinical Manager of the Acute Infusion nursing team, I've enjoyed continuing making a difference in patient lives by focusing on medication safety for patients and clinicians.