Rich Kutschman
Wilderness, Tactical, Trauma and Standard Medical, Carbine/Shotgun/Handgun Instructor

Rich is a TN licensed RN with 30 years experience – Wilderness, Tactical, Trauma and Standard Medical, Carbine/Shotgun/Handgun instructor. He received his Bachelor’s of Science from Michigan State Univ. (1991) & his Master’s of Science from San Diego State Univ. with dual certifications as an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (2003).

A decorated veteran, he served as a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Officer for 25 years, retiring in 2017 as a Commander (O-5).

BACKGROUND:
1992-2017: United States Navy:
2009-2010: NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit; Kandahar, Afghanistan;Operation Enduring Freedom
2014: USNS MERCY (T-AH-19); Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2014)
2015: USNS MERCY (T-AH-19); Pacific Partnership (PP15)
2016: USNS MERCY (T-AH-19); Pacific Partnership (PP16)
BLS/CPR/AED Instructor
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Instructor
Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) Instructor
Tactical Casualty Care Course (TCCC) Instructor
Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
Expert Pistol Marksman
Expert Rifle Marksman

2020-Present:
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Instructor
Affiliate Faculty, Licensed Practical Nursing Program, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technologies – Jackson