Kathryn's years of experience both in the Mother Baby Unit, L & D and in the NICU offers many
opportunities for advanced training.  A past Instructor the American Red Cross and for the American
Heart Association; a Regional Trainer for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and Lead Instructor for
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program.  Kathryn's stress free learning/teaching style has students coming back
again and again.

Kathryn's experiences have allowed her to be a leader among nurses, offering learning opportunities
for new staff, patients and the community.  By maintaining high standards, accuracy and the ability to
engage the learner; patients and staff both come out winners.
Kathryn E. McNitt RN, BSN
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Kathryn McNitt RN, BSN

Kathryn comes from a family of nurses.  "Grandma"  was a nurse in the
20's & 30's and, the stories she told of "the way we used to do things"
such as patching and powdering latex gloves, washing and rolling
bandages, sharpening hypodermic needles for reuse and so on; she
loved her job and instilled that love of nursing into Kathryn.  It was not
until Kathryn was well past 3 babies that she went back to school to get
her Nursing degree. After graduating from the Napa College ADN
Nursing program she transferred to Sonoma State University where
she earned her Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
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Theresa McClane, RNC, BSN, CLE

Theresa began her nursing career over 40 years ago evolving from LVN to staff RN to
Clinical Coordinator of a high risk Labor and Delivery unit.  Her experiences include Labor
and Delivery, High Risk Antepartum, Mother Baby and Level II Nursery.   She has attended
thousands of deliveries and taken care of hundreds of sick infants in both high and low risk
arenas.  Theresa received her BSN from California State University, Dominguez Hills in
2007.  She also is an RNC in In-patient Obstetrics.  It is her passion to share her knowledge
and skills with the next generation of nurses.

Lead S.T.A.B.L.E Instructor and Instructor in Intermediate and Advanced Electronic Fetal
Monitoring and I am an ongoing Certified Lactation Educator.  It is her desire to bring to the
table my clinical expertise in all classes that she teaches and be a mentor in bringing our
best practice to those who take our classes.

Professional Associations:  AWHONN member
Janice Chiyomi Stinson, RNC, PhD

Janice was inspired by 3 relatives who were nurses: an aunt who trained in Hawaii and a
cousin who developed the metabolic screening program for infants in Hawaii.

After receiving her BSN at the University of Hawaii (UH), Janice joined the Navy, met her
husband and has done humanitarian missions in many places around the world (including
delivering  5 babies in Cambodia).  She commanded 6 hospital units and retired  as a
Captain in the Navy reserves after 38 years.

Janice began practicing as an L&D nurse starting in 1976 and has not quit.   She has
taught maternity nursing at the University of Hawaii, University of San Francisco, Samuel
Merritt, Cal State Hayward and UCSF.  She has been proudly serving as an L&D nurse at
Alta Bates in Berkeley since 1988 and has conducted monthly EFM strip reviews since

Janice received an MS in nursing (clinical nurse specialist) from UH in 1985 and a PhD in
nursing from UCSF in 1997 (studied stress and preterm birth in active duty military
women) , has conducted and published numerous studies subsequently.

Janice would love to provide you with your ‘requirement’ for electronic heart rate
monitoring skills with current examples from one of the busiest L&D units in the SF Bay

Professional Associations:  AWHONN member