My name is Melissa, and I’m an RN.
I have been an educator for more than 25 years, teaching over 300 students in my RN training.
In addition to my RN and RN certification, I also have a certificate in the areas of nutrition, physical education, nursing and physical therapy.
I am currently working as an accredited physical education teacher at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where I work with kids with diabetes.
For the past two years, I have also been working as a certified diabetes educator (CDE) at a school in rural Wisconsin.
This past fall, I was certified as an NC education specialist, which means that I am certified as someone who can provide information about the NC system and how it is implemented in our communities.
When I started working as NC education specialists, I did so as an RN, as well.
But as a RN, I had to make sure I was able to teach all of my patients with diabetes, including the children with the disease, the physical therapists, and the dietitians, who work with all patients with type 2 diabetes.
When I first started teaching, I wasn’t certified as anything.
I had never been to an NC meeting.
But I had been trained in NC education and in how to deliver a high-quality education for the public.
Now, I am able to provide information on how the system works, and it is very, very helpful to those who are trying to manage their diabetes.
So, it is really a great honor to have been certified, and to be working as part of a health care team that has been working with kids for over 25 years.
[Editor’s Note: We will be posting updates to this story as they become available.]