Charlene has more than 20 years of critical care nursing experience. She is certified in both Critical Care and Cardiac-Vascular nursing and graduated from Avila University. With a background in bedside ICU and PACU care, as well as cardiology and vascular surgery, her role as Clinical Resource Nurse at a small private vascular surgery group allowed her to apply vascular surgery education to incoming staff.
While at the University of Kansas Health System, Charlene worked as a Care Coordinator and maintained alignment with a vascular surgeon and nurse practitioner. She understands the importance of providing accurate and efficient information to surgeons who spend most of their time in the OR saving lives and limbs.