Valerie Kane, RN, founded Kane Educational Seminars to help nurses reenter the nursing field and get back to work. Her extensive nursing background spans 40 years of practice. She is a former college nursing instructor, and a provider of continuing educational programs for her nurses since the early 1980's. Her experience includes hospital nursing, nursing homes, home care, clinical office settings and expert testimony in the nursing field. She taught clinical nursing skills at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.
In 1981 she became the Director of Nursing for a home care agency in Orlando, FL and remained in that position for nearly 25 years. During that time, she became familiar with the severe nursing shortage in Florida and resolved to do something about it. She wrote the curriculum for the first RN/LPN Refresher class in the late 1980’s which created an unexpected benefit. “Many of my students became my best nurses in the field,” states Valerie. She would utilize her new graduates for private duty shifts, home health visits, Hospice, and for staff relief in select long term care facilities.
Kim has 36 years of broad based RN experience in home health, skilled nursing/long term care, outpatient surgery, obstetrics, neonatal, and pediatrics. She started as a diploma graduate, later continuing her education to obtain her BSN and a license in health care risk management. For the past 25 years, Kim has been active in management and administrative roles, always with an emphasis on staff development, education, and mentoring. She is currently the Director of Nursing for a home health agency in the Orlando area.
Attended Chicago State University and received undergraduate degree BSN. Later obtained MSN from the University of Phoenix. 24 years of experience in various areas in Nursing such as Medical/Surgery, Psychiatry, Neuro-Psychiatry, Neuro-ICU, Home Health , Case Manager with Department of Defense in Honolulu Hawaii, Medical/Surgical Oncology, Clinical Nurse Research Associate: Hematology/Oncology, Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager and Clinical Nurse Consultant with a Pharmaceutical Company. Member of Honolulu Nurses Association, Oncology Nurses Association and volunteer with several Not For Profit Organizations for young teenage girls with a focus and interest in Health Care/Nursing.