Celeste Cooper is a retired advanced trained registered nurse, who cared for patients and mentored others. She practiced as a clinical and hospital-wide educator, and as a critical care RN, staff development RN, and was board certified in emergency nursing. Celeste wrote and implemented continuing education programs for the Missouri State Board of Nursing and was an affiliate faculty member and Training Center director for the American Heart Association. She was a proud member of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Society of Hospital Education and Training, and the Emergency Nursing Association. She also holds a diploma in Legal Nurse Consulting in paralegal studies.
Celeste has experienced personal struggles trials, setbacks, and successes as the result of illness, which she beliefs gives her the empathy necessary to be a patient advocate. She continues to walk that walk, and understands there are times when that road can be narrow, sometimes becoming enmeshed in its surrounding. She now advocates for education, change, awareness, and research, and her goal is to share ways to overcome obstacles and turn “road blocks” into a path full of opportunities.