Maureen Sullivan has worked for many years as a Registered Nurse, most of them in emergency and trauma services. She is a Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator, and the former manager of a hospital stroke program. Maureen’s wealth of knowledge, passion for nursing and education, and ability to engage people makes her an excellent teacher and a captivating lecturer. Recently, Maureen has been concentrating on writing, speaking and teaching, as well as working on her award-winning weekly podcast, “The Health and Humor Show.”
She was featured in the July 2012 issue of the National Diabetes Educational Program Partner Spotlight, and also in the November 2012 issue of Nurse.com magazine. She writes courses for Pedagogy, an online provider of continuing education classes for healthcare professionals, and is on staff at The Examiner, for whom she writes health stories for the Tampa Bay Area. She has had articles published in Nurse Week, EMS World, and Advance for Nurses. As a public speaker and educator, Maureen has done presentations for the American Heart Association, both at the corporate level and locally for the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. She has also done presentations or fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, Pinellas County Schools’ HEAT program, National Stroke Association, American Diabetes Association, Emergency Nurses Association, Gulfport Memorial Hospital, HCA Hospital System, Humana, and the Mississippi Department of Health.
Maureen recently published Never Again! From Horror to Humor, My Life as A Nurse, in which she relates some of the many stories she has accumulated during her career. The stories are funny, poignant, and often bizarre, and her Irish wit and “gift of gab” makes them all highly entertaining!