I am a former critical care burn nurse (left bedside nursing 6 years ago) who has moved into nursing education and research. I am employed by a nationally recognized not-for-profit HMO in the US. I used to live in the kitchen, but work and school have pushed me out of it in the last few years - I'm just rediscovering its pleasures. My passions include organic gardening, medicinal/culinary herbs, and mushroom hunting (not that kind! The type you eat...).