Keiser University is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Mills, RN to serve on the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee.  Her term began on July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2019. 

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee is tasked with providing scientific and technical advice and guidance to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The scope of their guidance revolves around general issues relating to improvement in clinical laboratory quality and laboratory medicine and specific questions related to possible revision of the CLIA standards.

“Being the only appointee in the nation selected to represent the nursing profession is quite an honor and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with my fellow committee members to pool our collective knowledge to assist the agencies we have been tasked to work with,” said Helen Mills, RN, MSN, AHI.

Helen Mills has a Master of Science degree in Nursing and has been in the healthcare field for twenty five years, with experience in medical-surgical, pediatric, psychiatric and home health nursing.  She has served as the Medical Assisting Program Coordinator for Keiser University in Port St. Lucie, FL, where she has also taught a variety of medical assisting courses for over seven years. She is now a professor in the nursing program. Helen has a true passion for education and loves to write. She has been a state delegate for American Medical Technologists, a campus advisor for Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), and has participated in an internship with the Office of the Surgeon General in Washington DC, where she wrote educational materials for national distribution. A three time textbook author, Helen is also a popular motivational and educational speaker.