Michele Feldman

MICHELE FELDMAN, MSN, RN, LNCC

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

High School Diploma obtained in 1976 from Webster City High School, Webster City, Iowa, 1973-1976

Nursing Diploma obtained in 1979 from Marshalltown Community School of Nursing, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1976-1979

Licensed as a Registered Nurse in August 1979 and renewed as required.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree obtained in August 1986 from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1985-1986

Master of Science in Nursing Degree obtained in December 1989 from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Thesis: "The Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Iowa." 1986-1989

RN EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, 1979-1982

Position: Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse I and II. Full time

Duties: Functioned as a registered nurse on a surgical floor, caring for patients before and after surgery. The floor was utilized as a general overflow unit, requiring a wide variety of nursing skills. Functioned as a charge nurse.

Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, 1982-1984

Position: Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse II. Part time.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Developed and presented many workshops for various professional groups on Mandatory Adult Abuse and Elder Abuse.

Completed a four-month preceptorship with the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs (IDEA) September through December, 1987.

Funded for Master's Thesis by the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs.

Member of a work group (IDEA, Department of Inspections and Appeals and Department of Human Services organized) examining training needs for dependent adult abuse.

Assisted with the Literature Review for the Report from the Governor's Task Force on Elder Abuse (February 1987).

Member of Iowa and National League for Nursing, Iowa and International Sigma Theta Tau, and American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

Board Member Iowa League for Nursing (three-year term starting 2004).

Listed in Who's Who in American Nursing (5th & 6th Editions).

Developed and presented many programs on Legal Nurse Consulting for colleges, universities and other groups.

Reviewer for textbook Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice (1998) by American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

Passed first certification exam by American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board to become one of the first Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) in 1998. Recertified in 2003.

Elected to the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Certification Board (three-year term starting January 2005).

Listed in Manchester Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Nursing and Health Care 2005/2006.

Preceptor for numerous bachelor's and master's nursing students' preceptorships at various educational institutions.