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Speakers Speakers has received numerous requests for speakers on topics related to accommodating nurses and nursing students with disabilities. The following list includes nurses with disabilities who are interested in speaking.

Please contact the nurses directly to discuss availability and fees:

Susan Fleming, PhD, MN, CNS, RN
Chewelah, Washington
Assistant Professor
Washington State University College of Nursing, Spokane
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Topics: accommodating nursing students with disabilities
Specialty: Hand and limb differences

Joe Flores, JD, FNP, RN
Corpus Christi, Texas
Nurse Practitioner/Attorney
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Topics: health care law, medical malpractice, legal nurse consulting, employment law/ADA issues
Specialty: Employment law/ADA issue

Leora Heifetz, BSN, RNC, candidate MSN Ed
Chicago, Illinois
Staff Nurse
Women's Medical Group and Healthcare Personnel
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Topics: Overcoming Visual Disabilities, Accommodations for Nurses and Nursing Students with Visual Disabilities, Being a Nurse with a Disability
Specialty: Visual disability and visual aid

Rosetta T. Jackson, RN, MS, LHRM, CLNC
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Nurse Consultant
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Topics: Quality Performance Guidelines; Standards of Care; HC Risk-Loss Analysis; Infection Prevention; The Disabled Nurse Entrepreneur; CKD
Specialty: Healthcare Risk, Systems / Regulatory Compliance Management

Rebecca Koszalinski, PhD, MSN, RN
Boynton Beach, Florida
Nursing Faculty
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University
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Topics: Accommodating a nurse or nursing student on wheels in a hospital or health care setting. Navigating the vocational rehabilitation system.
Specialty: Lymphedema, mobility aids, DME, International Mobility Assistance Projects

Donna Maheady, Ed.D., ARNP
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Nursing Faculty
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University
Topics: accommodating nurses and nursing students with disabilities, nursing with a disability

Robin L. Mazzuca, RN, MPH
Injury Prevention Educator
Contractor - Medical Editing and Writing
5616 Willow Springs Road
La Grange Highlands, IL 60525-3475
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Topics: accommodating nursing students and nurses with disabilities, accommodating nurses on wheels, nurses who use service dogs

Paula McWilliam EdD, NNP
Durham, New Hampshire
Faculty, University of New Hampshire
Topic: Removing marginalization and stigma: Breaking down barriers for students and nurses with disabilities.
Speciality: Learning Styles: Multi-modal simulation platform models in nursing education.

Beka Serdans, RN, MSN, NP
440 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10021
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Topics: accommodating a nurse or student with a disability
Specialty: Dystonia

Lynne Shaw RN, BSN, MBA, CNA, c-MSEM
President- Quabbin Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
Petersham, MA
(978) 724 0040
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Topics: Practical benefits of hiring or accommodating a nurse with a disability.
Specialty: Disaster preparedness for healthcare and schools.

Sheila Sirl, RN
Paralegal, Legal Nurse Consultant
6329 River Rd.
Madison, Ohio 44057
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Topics: Accommodating nurses with disabilities; Adjusting your life and career for disabilities
Specialty: Multiple Sclerosis, mobility issues

Cynthia A. Weschke, BSN, RN, BC, CCM
Arnold, Missouri
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Topics: Process management, not people management.
Children’s health maintenance. Train the trainer. Case Management in Workers Compensation.
Specialty: Case management in Workers Compensation. Train the trainer.