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The profession of nursing has always appealed to me. It is a profession where one can make a difference in the life of someone else.  It has taken 25 years of varied experiences for me to realize that teaching future nurses is what I want to do with the rest of my nursing career.   As a nurse educator, it is my responsibility to share with students my life experiences, my knowledge, and my passion for holistic care.  I want students to find their own passion so they are able to move forward and positively impact the nursing profession.  
Professional Biography

Ms. Maltais earned her baccalaureate degree from Bemidji State University, and a Master's in Nursing with a focus on nursing education from Walden University. She joins the BSU nursing faculty with experience from a variety of settings.  She began her career as a registered nurse in ambulatory care, specifically in a nurse managed anticoagulation clinic, and as an educator in travel medicine.  In 2003, she earned a certificate in travel health (CTH) through the International Society of Travel Medicine. As a travel nurse educator, she published an article on travel vaccinations in Area Journeys (winter 2008). She has experience in staff management, long term care, and patient education.  For the past 3 ½ years, she worked as a classroom and on-site clinical instructor for Northwest Technical College.
Ms. Maltais' professional interests include holistic nursing and palliative care.  She is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA).  During her master's education, she developed an on-line course titled Incorporating Music Therapy and Guided Imagery into End-of-Life Care.  Ms. Maltais' goal is to continue her education by pursuing a PhD in nursing education.