Andrea Efre is originally from East Yorkshire in England and trained
at the Sheffield School of Nursing and Midwifery where she received
her Registered General Nurse (RGN). Her career began in the Cardio
Vascular Intensive Care Unit in Liverpool and then in Leeds,
Life in the United States began in Los Angeles
as a contracted travel nurse in critical care. The next five years
were spent working in Louisiana, Washington DC and Florida in
critical care, trauma and emergency medicine.
Andrea became certified in critical care (CCRN)
15 years ago and since then has facilitated and lectured in hospital
based critical care programs. She worked nationally as a clinical
specialist for GE Marquette Medical Systems and has been an ACLS and
PALS instructor for the past 10 years. Desire for more autonomy lead
her to pursue becoming a Nurse Practitioner and she attained her Masters
Degree at the University of South Florida.
Andrea has published an article on the
diagnosis and treatment of gender specific cardiac diseases in a
major nurse practitioner publication. She is a an adjunct professor
of nursing for the University of Tampa and a national speaker. In
2006 Andrea spoke at the National Nursing Symposiums held in
Mashantucket, Connecticut; Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlantic City, New
Jersey. In 2007 she was invited to participate as a speaker at the
National Teaching Institute (NTI) held by the American Association
of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
is founder and president of Healthcare Education Consultants.
Through this company she provides conferences and is available as an
educational resource. Healthcare Education Consultants also provides
educational materials for nurses and healthcare professionals.