"To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care." - Mandy Hale
Born and raised in Romania until the age of 22, I was always passionate and interested in the medical field, patient care especially. As a Portland State University/OHSU graduate I was able and fortunate to use the knowledge and experience gained during my study and training years to open a few long-term care facilities where outstanding care is provided to our patients. Since excellent patient care and quality of life are my guiding principles in my work, I developed with the help of other professionals, these training courses that will help each student/ caregiver have a better understanding of what it takes to make a great impact in the lives of our patients. I hope you’re enjoying the learning materials as much as I enjoyed developing it!
Stephanie Baker-Jones RN, MSN/Ed
is a Retired Army Nurse Corp Major and Continuing Education Provider. Working as a surgical nurse helped her understand and develop a strong set of skills that she enjoys sharing with her students along with her vast knowledge about individuals with medically complex issues, especially geriatrics.
Lynaudry Vickers, DNP, PMHNP-BC
is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and pharmacological management of psychiatric conditions throughout the lifespan. Lynaudry has earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees from Oregon Health & Science University. She is passionate about providing a holistic and evidence-based approach to psychiatric care.