Nursing Educators

Meet the Nurse Educators at Bloomington Hospital

Lillian C. Bartlett, RN, BSN, CNOR, Clinical Educator Surgical Services, Director of Surgical Technology Training Program

After completing her nursing education at the University of Virginia, Lillian has spent 32 of her 38 years as a nurse at Bloomington Hospital.  Lillian started as a Charge Nurse for the Operating Room, then Director of Outpatient Surgical Services, as well as a staff nurse for OR, and the Nurse Manager for Surgical Services.  She has been in her current position of Clinical Educator for ten years. 

Lillian serves on several councils for the hospital, some of which include the Education Council, Infection Control Committee, and the Surgical Services Leadership Group.  Lillian also serves as Chairperson for the Surgical Technology Program Faculty/Advisory Board, as well as the Surgical Services Education Council.

Lillian says she loves being a nurse because it enables her to make a meaningful contribution to people’s lives—whether through hands-on care or education of others.  She also loves that nursing is always changing and that there is always more material to learn, and more people to learn from.  She says that “not a day goes by that I don’t have the opportunity to learn something new and enhance the care I can give others.”

Lillian says Surgical Services is a great unit because the emphasis is always on the patient. She says, “You will never see a more unified and dedicated group of people than our staff during an emergency case.”  She also wants the community to know that “even though the hospital grows and changes through the years, the center of it all is still patient care.  Patients will always be ‘Mr. Jones,’ not ‘the gallbladder in 314.’”  

David Blasdel BS, CHUC Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Educator

David has been with IU Health Bloomington since 2001. He worked as a Unit Coordinator and Patient Care Tech for eight years. David has a degree in Social Science Education and is a Certified Health Unit Coordinator. He is the Clinical Educator for Unit Coordinators, Patient Care Techs and our Junior Volunteer program.

Rachel Deckard, ASN, RN Clinical Informatics Educator

Rachel joined IU Health Bloomington in 2005. Nursing is a second care for Rachel, after spending fifteen years working in the mortgage and finance industry. Rachel worked as a patient care tech on 3 North, while completing her Associate Degree in Nursing from Ivy Tech Community College. After graduating in 2008, she continued her career as a registered nurse on 3 North. During this time, she became a Clinical Ladder Nurse and an active voice for her unit. Rachel was eager to move into the role of a Clinical Informatics Educator in June, 2011. Her goal is to provide quality and efficient education to the nursing staff. Rachel will complete her Bachelor of Nursing from Purdue-Calumet in March, 2013.

Jason Giesler, BSN, RN  Critical Care Educator

Jason joined IU Health Bloomington in 1998 as a Patient Care Tech in Critical Care. While working in Critical Care, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the IUPUI School of Nursing in 2001.  Jason also holds an Associate’s Degree in Athletic Training from Vincennes University.    Jason is not currently enrolled in a graduate program at this time, but will be seeking an advanced degree in the near future.  This is in alignment with the goal to have all Clinical Educators (Professional Staff Development Specialists) master’s prepared by 2017.  Jason replaces Sharon Parsons, who left CEP to share her nursing expertise and skills at the newly created Hospice House.  Sharon will definitely bring much compassion, caring and nursing knowledge to the Hospice House patients and we wish her well.

Jeremy Gill ASN, RN, BS  Emergency Services Educator

Jeremy has over eleven years of experience in the Emergency Department, including serving as a Registered Nurse since 2009, and serving as ED Coordinator and ED Tech since 1999.  Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University in 2003, a Business Foundations Certificate from Indiana University in 2005, and an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Vincennes University School of Nursing in 2009.  Jeremy will soon be enrolled in a graduate program to complete a Masters in Nursing degree program by December 2017.  

Christine Hackerd, BSN, RN, Clinical Informatics Educator

Christy graduated from IUPUI in 2009 with a bachelor of science in Nursing, and began her nursing career as a 3 South Medical-Surgical RN at IU Health Bloomington. While on 3 South, she participated in Transforming Care at the Bedside, the unit’s shared governance committee. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, alpha chapter. Prior to nursing, Christy graduated from IU Bloomington with a bachelor of arts in English, and worked in the publishing industry as a project editor. She continues to work as a freelance copy editor in her free time. She joined Clinical Informatics as a clinical educator in January 2012. She enjoys looking into ways to optimize efficiency and the work environment to ensure that we provide patients with the best, safest care.

Barbara Haley, ASN, BA, OCN Oncology Services Educator

Barbara graduated from Ivy Tech Bloomington in 2005 with an ASN in Nursing. At that time, she joined IU Health Bloomington working as a clinical staff nurse on the 24 bed oncology unit. Her role expanded to relief charge nurse of the oncology unit and her activities included involvement with shared governance and hospital committees. Barbara became an Oncology Certified Nurse in 2007 and more recently become a trainer of the Oncology Nursing Society’s Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course. In 2007 with a previous degree of BA in Chemistry from IU Bloomington, Barbara started RN to MSN classes at IUPUI. She accepted a full time position as clinical educator for the Oncology Department in 2010 with expansion of that position to include the float pool in 2011. Barbara will be graduating in the summer of 2012 with her MSN in Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Ronda Hendricks, BSN, RN Women and Children’s Services Educator

Ronda started her nursing career with IU Health Bloomington as an LPN almost 30 years ago. She completed her Associate degree at Vincennes University in 1987, her Bachelor degree at Indiana Wesleyan University in 1996 and is currently enrolled in the Indiana University MSN Nurse Educator program with an expected graduation date of December 2015. Ronda is certified as a Certified Lactation Counselor and also in Low Risk Neonatal Nursing. Ronda also maintains a part time Charge Nurse position in Special Care Nursery.

Diana Hensley BSN, RN, CMSRN Ortho-Neuro Services/Acute Rehab Unit/Short Stay Educator

Diana joined IU Health Bloomington in 2000 as a Nurse Intern on 4N. After graduation Diana worked for nine years on 4N for 9 years before moving to Clinical Education and Practice in 2010. Diana obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2006 from Indiana Wesleyan University and is currently enrolled at Ball State University in the MSN Leadership/Administration program an expected graduation date of May 2014. Diana holds a Certified Medical Surgical Certification.

Cheryl Jacobs BSN, RN Women and Children’s Services Educator

Cheryl began working at the hospital in 1982 as an LPN in the Newborn and Special Care Nurseries. She completed her ASN in 1989 from Vincennes University and began working as an RN on the Postpartum unit. Cheryl assumed the Clinical Nurse Educator position for Mother/Baby in 2008. She then completed her BSN in 2009 from Indiana Wesleyan University. Cheryl was actively involved in the Mother/Baby practice change and was one of the early nurses to become trained for OB PACU. She has since begun helping in L&D as a second scrub during busy days. Cheryl is a certified Maternal Newborn Nurse and has recently been accepted to test for her Professional Staff Development Certification. She has plans to obtain her MSN by 2017.

Aaron Litherland ASN, RN Clinical Informatics Educator

Aaron has worked at IU Health Bloomington for the past 6 years as a RN. He started in the float pool for two years and was the SWAT nurse for night shift at our hospital for the past three years. Aaron graduated from Vincennes University in 2006 with his ASN. He has been a part of many councils and committees here at IU Health Bloomington. He has been involved with Relationship Based Care since it started, was the chair for the house wide Practice and Joint Council from 2010-2012, and has been involved in the Magnet committee. Aaron is very passionate about patient care and believes that every job in this organization affects the care of our patients. He states that "...working in healthcare every one of us has the opportunity to advocate for patients, whether we are in direct contact with the patient or not." He currently enrolled in the BSN program at WGU.

Courtney Moore, BSN, RN Behavioral Health Services Educator

Courtney successfully completed her baccalaureate degree at the Indiana University School of Nursing in 2000, and plans to start the MSN program in Behavioral Health at Indiana University this year. Courtney has practiced nursing in Indiana, New Mexico and Massachusetts. Her work history includes Pediatrics ICU, Mother Baby, and Behavioral Health Care units. Courtney has been a nurse at IU Health Bloomington since 2007, and worked on our Mother Baby Unit for one year. At that time, she transferred to the Stress Care Unit, where she worked until becoming the Behavioral Health Educator in December of 2011. In this role, she has been challenged to heighten awareness and understanding about the needs of the mental health population across the continuum of care; branching out to all departments who serve those with behavioral or mental health issues. Currently, Courtney is helping to develop a system-wide competency for the use of Restraints.

Reagan Norman, BSN, RN, CEN

Reagan has accepted the full time Simulation Specialist position effective January 2nd, 2012.  Reagan has served as the Emergency Department Educator since January of 2010 and saw this move as an opportunity to expand her skills and knowledge in the world of simulation and virtual learning.  Reagan has an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Ivy Tech Community College Columbus (2006) and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Vincennes University (1998).  She completed her BSN in 2010 from the Indiana Wesleyan University.  She has nursing experience in Progressive Care and Emergency Services since becoming a part of the IU Health team in 2009 and accepted the Clinical Educator position in 2010. Reagan is currently enrolled in the Ball State University MSN Leadership/Administration program with an expected graduation date of May 2013. She also serves as Emergency Nurses Association Chapter One President Elect (ENA) 2009-present.  Reagan replaces Kim Roach BSN, RN, OCN who has decided to move from full time to PRN status.   Kim has been instrumental in exponentially growing the Simulation Center’s services to well over 3000 participants in 2011.  We are excited that Kim will continue on as a PRN Educator for the Simulation Center. 

Mary Anne Proctor-Holmes BSN, RN, PCCN, CN4, Medical Surgical Services Educator

Mary Anne graduated in 1984 from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. Arriving in Bloomington in 1990, she fell in love with the patients and staff at IU Health Bloomington. Mary Anne has experience in urology, oncology, medical-surgical, cardiac and pediatric nursing and was instrumental in opening the Cardiovascular Recovery Unit in 1996. She is a two-time recipient of the Medical-Surgical Services Excellence in Nursing Award. Mary Anne is currently enrolled at Indiana University MSN CNS program with a focus on gerontology and renal.

Shannon Shatney MSN, RN Policy and Procedure/Training Center Educator

Shannon became part of the IU Health Bloomington team as a Clinical Educator in 2011, when she moved from Michigan to Indiana. She received her Associate’s Degree from Muskegon Community College in Michigan (1996). She completed her BSN in 2004 and MSN from University of Phoenix in 2006. Shannon has ten years of experience working as an obstetrics/post-partum nurse. She has been an OB Clinical Instructor, teaching obstetrics and post-partum nursing to ADN students. She started the West-Central Michigan Chapter of AWHONN and was part of the AWHONN Michigan Section Advisory Council for two years. In 2006, she took on a leadership role as Corporate Health and Wellness Coordinator for a Michigan hospital. She worked at a western Michigan hospital for fourteen years before relocating to Indiana.