Nurse Aide / CNA

Kendra Merriott
Allied Health Program Coordinator
(970) 339-6218

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Nurse Aide/CNA Faculty:

Mary Beshears, RN, BSN
Rehab Nurse and Nurse Aide Instructor
(970) 339-6428

Allied Health Building
Room 203

Professional Background
  • Nurse Aide Educator
  • Rehab and Long Term Care Nursing

Current Interests
  • Nurse Aide education
  • Wellness and a Holistic approach to patient care

  • Bachelor in Science: Nursing CSU Pueblo Colorado
  • Bachelor in Science: Wellness Program Management CSU Fort Collins Colorado

Heather Brown RN, EMT-Paramedic
Med Prep Program Chair

Allied Health Building
Room 203

Professional Background
  • Nurse Aide & Med Prep Programs Coordination
  • Nurse Aide Educator
  • Associate Degree Nursing Clinical Educator
  • Director of Nursing for Long-term care, Rehab, Assisted Living and Physician’s Office
  • Emergency, Critical Care and Flight Nursing
  • EMT-Paramedic
  • EMS Training and QA Officer

Current Interests
Online education and curriculum development

  • AAS with a Nursing Major, Otero Jr. College, La Junta, Colorado
  • EMT-Paramedic, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Jackie McGuire, LPN
Part-time Nurse Aide Lab/Clinical Instructor
(970) 339-6424

Allied Health Building

Professional Backround
  • Started out as a Nurse Aide in 1973
  • Became a Nurse and have worked various Areas in Hospitals, Home Health Care, Long Term, Part time Nurse Aide Lab/Clinical Instructor
Current Interests
  • N.A. Lab/Clinical Instructor
  • Long Term Skilled Rehab