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Lab Instructor

Favorite Thoughts:

Live today as if it were your last.

-Author unknown

For Florie Munoz, there’s nothing better than sharing. That’s what education is all about, and because she loves what she does, her enthusiasm colors her every interaction with the students at DTI. It’s not just knowledge and skills that make students into compassionate and confident healthcare professionals, though, and she knows this almost better than anyone. It’s also about instructors who teach them to feel good about their choice to enter the dialysis field, and that’s a perspective that she is particularly happy to share.

Known to everyone at DTI as a caring, dedicated, and a hardworking instructor, she especially enjoys hearing from students directly, whether they are asking questions about an assignment or medical concept, or sharing with her something they just learned in class. The opportunity to meet and interact with people from many different cultures just makes her work at DTI that much more rewarding.

Professional Standing she has been working as a dialysis technician since 1998. She first trained at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach, California, and was on staff at Long Beach Dialysis. She continues her own training with professional development courses throughout the year, and hopes to go on to advanced degree work in the near future.

Personal Pursuits a chance at a better life brought her to California from her native Guatemala. She and her family, including her three children, make their home in Los Angeles County.  No one knows her way around a DTI potluck supper better than Florie, so just wait and see the delightful dishes she brings to the next one!

Degrees and Certifications

ŸCertified Hemodialysis Technician, State of CA Dept. of Public Health 1999

ŸCertified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician, NNCC 2009

ŸAmerican Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers – CPR & AED Instructor 2014

Lab Instructor

Favorite Quote:

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently”.

Henry Ford

In her role as a laboratory instructor at the Dialysis Training Institute, Ivy brings a strong sense of commitment to the patients.By imparting knowledge, modeling empathy and developing each students critical thinking skills, she endeavors to develop qualified, compassionate dialysis professionals. Ivy shares our commitment to quality education for new hemodialysis personnel and the desire to help our students achieve a level of competence that only hard work and dedication to the profession can accomplish.  To Ivy it is all about helping better the lives of others, both the students and the patients they will one day care for.

Professional Standing: Ivy completed her training as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician at Dialysis Training, Inc. in 2003 and achieved national board certification as a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician. In addition to being a laboratory instructor at DTI, she is a full-time working hemodialysis technician at DaVita Harbor UCLA for over 15 years, and so brings real-world clinical experience to her teaching at the school.

Personal Pursuits: A native of the Philippines, Ivy stays busy and active with many things, but she especially enjoys spending her down time with her family.

Degrees and Certifications

Bicol University-College of Nursing, Legazpi City, Philippines. Candidate, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1989-1991

Certified Hemodialysis Technician, State of CA, Dept. of Public Health 2003

Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician, NNCC

American Heart Association BLS CPR & AED Certified – current