Hi. I’m Nurse Michele. I’ll be your instructor today.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me. I am an AHA Certified Instructor and specialize in providing AHA certification classes in ACLS, BLS, and PALS, for healthcare professionals and healthcare students.
I have been a clinical nursing educator for over 30 years. During those years, I have helped many thousands of nurses improve their own job performance, increase their own job satisfaction, and stay current with the newest techniques and regulations. I consider myself to be a nurse’s nurse, because I am not hidden away in a classroom, but out on the floor everyday – interacting with hospital management, the nurses, the patients, and the physicians.
For many years I was the Director of Nursing Education and Informatics at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. I was in the LICH Nursing Education Department for 25 years. I developed the desire to teach nurses 30 years ago when I was an ICU nurse at Staten Island University Hospital. It was at SIUH that I realized that I could learn how to be a better nurse by teaching the other nurses. I haven’t stopped teaching since then.
I am now the Director of Nursing Resources and Research at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, NY.
I am also the Director of Medical Education at Dickson Keanaghan, LLC, a company that my husband Joe and I founded, where we train the medical staff at over 600 hospitals, medical offices, and surgi-centers on Long Island, in New York City, and in Westchester County.
You can email or call me if you have any questions about any aspect of nursing, or about my certification classes. I look forward to talking to you.
I come to Michele Kunz every time I need an AHA class because she is the greatest instructor, educator, teacher, nursing brain to ever walk on the planet.
Andrea LaFata, RN, Nursing Supervisor, Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, NY