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Nicole Kupchik

MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-K and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
CEO - Nicole Kupchik Consulting, INC

Nicole Kupchik has been a Critical Care RN for over 25 years. She graduated in 1993 from Purdue University with an Associate Degree in Nursing. In 2002 she received a Baccalaureate degree from the University of Washington, Bothell. In 2008 she received a Master's Degree in Nursing specializing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Washington Seattle.

Nicole started her career at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, IN. From there, she traveled the U.S., working in large academic facilities such as State University of New York (SUNY) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She also worked in Albuquerque, NM, Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA and Palm Springs, CA before finally landing in Seattle at the University of Washington, where she worked in the Cardiothoracic ICU for 5 years.

In 2001, she switched gears and accepted a position at Harborview Medical Center in the Neuro-Surgical ICU and Cardiac ICU. In 2002, she was part of a team that was one of the first hospitals in the US to implement Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest. Nicole wrote protocols and published numerous papers on the success of the therapy. For this she was honored with the Washington State March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year Award in Research & Innovation.

In 2007, she became a Critical Care Educator at Harborview Medical Center. The following year she accepted the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cardiology, Critical Care and founded the Sepsis Program. Nicole made huge strides to implement programs and improve outcomes. Her innovative work with Harborview Medical Center's Sepsis Program was honored with 2 Washington State Qualis Awards for Patient Safety & Clinical Leadership.

Nicole finds her passion as a popular lecturer and arms nurses with tools to create safe work and practice environments. Her casual style sets the tone for a relaxed, fun & interactive learning environment. She especially enjoys teaching Cardiology & Critical Care topics. She believes every Critical Care & Progressive Care nurse should be certified in their specialty area.

Seattle, WA is home for Nicole. She lives there with her husband Carl and dog Bailey. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, spending time with her friends and being an active volunteer with the Junior League of Seattle.

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Helen Wing

Project Manager

Helen received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Western Washington University. She has been a project manager with Nicole Kupchik Consulting since 2016. Helen manages all of Nicole's in-person & virtual events, online courses and serves as the primary contact to hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

When she is not busy launching new classes, Helen can be found as the lead driver and the lunch lady to her kids & dog. She lives in Kirkland, WA with her husband Derek, daughter Kailyn, son Henry and dog Ralphie. Helen enjoys exploring new restaurants, documenting memories with her camera, traveling with friends & family and volunteering in the local community.

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Madeline McNamara

Marketing

Madeline received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and she serves as the Executive Assistant at Nicole Kupchik Consulting. She leads all marketing efforts for NKC and she is most likely the person you are conversing with when you call or email us. She enjoys getting to know nurses across the country and helping them on their education journey!

She is a native Texan but got to Seattle as fast as she could! In her free time, she enjoys hiking and wants to complete the Appalachian trail in her lifetime. When she isn't on the trail, Madeline enjoys an excessive amount of coffee, trying new recipes, volunteering with the Junior League of Seattle & camping across Washington State.

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Erin Brewer

Administrative Specialist

Erin received her Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has served as the Administrative Specialist for Nicole Kupchik Consulting since 2019. Erin handles all of the congratulatory posts, maintains the email database and uses her experience as a paralegal to help with contracts and waivers for Nicole's events.

Erin was born, raised and currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI. When she is not working part time for Nicole, she is working full time as a wife and mom to her husband Gideon, sons George, Graham and Frederick, and cavapoo Breslin. Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, volunteering at her boys' school and staying up to date on every Real Housewives franchise.

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Ashley Adkins

MSN, RN, CCRN

Ashley received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University, followed by her Masters in Nursing Education from Capella University. Ashley specializes in critical care and currently works at the bedside in a medical-surgical ICU. Her experience includes working as a nursing preceptor as well as a charge nurse. Ashley's true passion is helping new nurses navigate the nursing world by providing motivational support and guidance through her social media platforms.

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