Operating room nurse Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, 1959-1961, head nurse operating room, 1961-1963. Supervisor operating room Midway Hospital, St. Paul, 1963-1966. Staff anesthetist North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, 1967-1968, St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul, 1992-1999, R.C. Shefland Anesthesia, Ltd., Bemidji, 2003—2006, St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, 2005—2008.
Program director Minneapolis School Anesthesia, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 1968-1996. Adjunct associate professor St. Mary's University, Winona, Minnesota, 1982-1996, adjunct professor, 1996-2004, program director Masters Degree Program, 1984-1996. Nurse anesthesia consultant, 1996—2004.
Educational consultant chairman reviewer Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1983-1992, 99-2005, elected to council, 1992-1999, vice chairman, 1994-1997, chairman, 1997-1999. Corporation member Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc. dba Riverwood HealthCare Center, since 2001, board directors, since 2002. Presenter in field.
Choir director Grace Lutheran Church, McGregor, Minnesota, since 1988, member church council, 1992—1997, 1998—2001, president church council, 1992—1997, 1998—2001. Member American Association Nurse Anesthetists (president 1981-1982, president, board directors Education and Research Foundation, 1981-1983, certified professional excellence 1976, Program Director of Year award 1992, Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator award 2005), Minnesota Association Nurse Anesthetists (president 1975-1976, Agatha Hodgins Practictioner award, 2005).