Education: Ms. Kauhi is a graduate of Empire College, specializing in the Medical Clinical arena. She also completed an accelerated Nutrition program at Bauman College in Penngrove, Calif., leading to certification as a Nutrition Educator (NE).
Certificates: California Certified Medical Assistant – Clinical and Administrative, and Nutrition Educator. Ms. Kauhi is also a certified instructor with the American Red Cross, allowing her to teach Community CPR, AED and First Aid.
Professional Experience: Ms. Kauhi worked as a Back-Office Medical Assistant for one of the largest private urgent care facilities in Sonoma County, which is now part of the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Nicole served as the Headquarters Coordinator for the California Medical Assistants Association and was responsible for managing an extensive membership database and accounts payable and receivable. Ms. Kauhi has coached several private clients in healthy nutrition habits and weight loss goals. She often volunteers her time to assist the disabled and elderly, acting as a care companion, cooking, cleaning and serving as a driver for medical appointments.
Memberships: California Medical Assistants Association (CMAA) and American Medical Technologist (AMT) as an Allied Health Instructor (AHI).
History at Empire College: Ms. Kauhi started her Empire career in 2004 as a full-time day Lab Assistant, helping students gain hands-on skills and medical assisting knowledge. Shortly thereafter, she was asked to step up as a Medical Instructor and began teaching in the day and evening divisions. For more than seven years, Nicole has been involved with teaching students in many different stages of their schooling, including Medical Terminology, Medical Office Procedures, Anatomy and Pharmacology to Clinical classes and CPR/First Aid. In 2009, she took the lead as an Evening Advisor for the Medical Department and helps to serve as a liaison between the night students, Department Head and Medical Manager.