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Julie Allen was a practicing nurse for 25 years before beginning her teaching career at Salina Tech in 2008. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Kansas Wesleyan University, her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management from Brown Mackie College, and is a Registered Medical Assistant.
During her nursing career, she worked in surgical, post-surgical and intensive care nursing, and was also Director of Nursing Services at two long-term care facilities.
She came to Salina Tech after seeing an ad for an instructor in what was then the new Medical Assistant program.
“I saw the ad, and thought, ‘I’ve never taught people before,’ but a friend who is also a nurse told me I was teaching people every day. So I thought I’d give it a try — if I didn’t like it, I could always go back to nursing. Turns out, I love it.”