Certified Nursing Professionals

Nursing is a complex, evolving profession. A registered nurse license is necessary for general nursing practice. However, nurses need to be lifelong learners in order to continue to safely care for patients.

Nursing certification is voluntary and demonstrates commitment to providing excellent care. There are many nursing certifications available, such as asthma educators, medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care, and others. This certification is accomplished through specialized education, experience in a specialty area, and a qualifying Nursing Board exam. Board certification contributes to higher standards of patient care and protects consumers.

National Jewish Health is proud of our Certified Nursing Professionals. Here are some of our nurses and their credentials in specialty areas:

  • Lorna Andrews, RN, BSN, Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Sharon Baker RN, MS, CNRN, ACNS-BC, NE-BC, Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse, Adult Clinical Nurse- Board Certified, Nurse-Executive-Board Certified
  • Mary Elyse Bowman RN, BSN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Karen Dukat, RN
  • Shelley English, RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Jennifer Faber-Gerling, RN, C-NP, Certified Nurse Practitioner       
  • Deborah Fending, RN, BSN, AE-C, Certified Asthma Educator
  • Lindsay Folbigg, RN, Vascular Access Certification
  • Tracie Gallegos, RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Lauren Grimes RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Jesse Gross, RN, BSN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Cathy Hancock, RN, BSN, VA-BC, Vascular Access Certified Nurse
  • Allidah Hicks, RN, MS, AE-C, Certified Asthma Educator
  • Dthia Kalkwarf, RN, BSN, CDE, BC-ADM,  Certified Diabetes Educator, Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management
  • Toni Kuper, RN, BSN, CHCQM, Health Care Quality & Management Certified
  • Rikki Landers RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Bronwyn Long, DNP, MBA, RN, Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, Advanced Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, Certified Pain Management Nurse
  • Kellie McDermott RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Mary McMahon RNC, MS, CHST-CP, SHIMSS, Certified Health Information Technology Pro Clinician/Practitioner Consultant
  • Ann Mullen, RN, CNS, AE-C, CDE, TTS, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Asthma Educator, Certified Tobacco Training Specialist
  • Karyn Newlon, RN, Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Sarah Partain, MSN, MBA, RN, CIC, Certified Infection Control
  • Kathleen Ruffert RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Candace Schreuder RN, Certified Oncology Nurse
  • Wendy Sherman, RN, AE-C, Certified Asthma Educator
  • Joy Wahl, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Amy Ward RN, Certified Oncology Nurse