Carol Jacobson has over 40 years of experience as a critical care nurse and nurse educator. She has held positions as staff nurse and nurse manager in coronary care units and telemetry units, and as cardiology clinical nurse specialist and manager of invasive cardiology services. Carol is the owner of Quality Education Services, a nursing education and consulting business through which she offers a variety of cardiovascular educational programs for nurses. She also serves as affiliate faculty for the University of Washington School of Nursing.
Carol is a partner with Karen Marzlin and Cindy Webner in Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates (CNEA) and is co-author of the book Cardiovascular Nursing Practice: a Comprehensive Resource Manual and Study Guide for Clinical Nurses, published by CNEA in 2007. She is a past recipient of the Excellence in Critical Care Education Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and received AACN s Flame of Excellence Award in 2012. Carol is known nationally for her humorous and common-sense approach to teaching difficult topics and making them understandable and is a frequently requested speaker at conferences across the country.
Cynthia L. Webner is an Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 35 years of critical care and cardiovascular experience from the bedside to hospital administration. She currently practices in the acute care setting managing hospitalized medical cardiology patients with a group of 17 cardiologists. Her practice extends to the cardiology office, where Cindy manages patients in the Advance Heart Failure Clinic. In addition to maintaining a part-time clinical practice, Cindy is a partner in two education and consulting businesses: Key Choice and Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates. Cindy is a past recipient of the Circle of Excellence
award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She also maintains multiple certifications and speaks nationally on cardiovascular, critical care and leadership topics. Cindy is passionate about clinical practice and works hard to be the best she can be every day because the patients are counting on it.
Karen M. Marzlin practices as an Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist managing hospitalized medical cardiology patients. With over 28 years of cardiovascular and critical care experience, both at the bedside and administratively, Karen brings a broad depth of knowledge to her practice. In addition to her hospital practice, Karen also manages patients with advanced heart failure in the Heart Failure Clinic and is actively involved in systems and processes surrounding all aspects of heart failure care. In addition to maintaining a part-time clinical practice, Karen is a partner in two education and consulting businesses: Key Choice and Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates. In 2014, Karen was named with CNS of the Year
by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Karen speaks nationally on a wide variety of cardiovascular, critical care, and leadership topics. Her presentations are energetic, engaging and empowering. Linking knowledge to practice to impact patient outcomes is the goal of every education program.