Virginia Peer, MSN/Ed, RN received her AA-N degree from Mayfair City College in Chicago. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Education was earned completely online through University of Phoenix (where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, a nursing honor society). Instructional Design and Technology graduate study was also done online, through Western Illinois University.
Mrs. Peer has been a nurse for over 25 years. Her professional background includes 15 years in ICU/CCU, teaching Medical Assisting for 5 years at a private college in Chicago, Director of Nursing in a long term rehabilitation facility, and for 18 years teaching various courses in the Medical Careers Department at a public college. her resume includes teaching anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical ethics, diversity, communications for medical personnel, infection control, gerontology, and disease process. Mrs. Peer has also developed and taught other college level programs that include phlebotomy, electrocardiography, nursing (both LPN and RN), and other medically oriented programs.
For 13 years she taught resuscitation at a federal hospital. Currently, she is a full time nursing faculty at a college in Chicago and a part time Critical Care Nurse Educator for the government. She is also a state evaluator for nursing assistant programs and Regional Faculty for BLS (American Heart Association).
As nursing faculty, she has written courses that were approved by the illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulations, individual courses that were approved by the National League for Nursing (Provider Status), and nursing programs for approval by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission. Mrs. Peer is adjunct faculty at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.