Mrs. Huatala joined the full-time Practical Nurse Program in August 2019. Her nursing career started as an LPN after graduating from Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in 2001. Since then, she has achieved her ADN, BSN and most recently her MS in nursing from UMASS Amherst. Mrs. Hautala is currently enrolled at UMASS School of Law pursing a Juris Doctor. Mrs. Hautala brings 18 years of experience in nursing to STI, including 4 years as a nurse in the United States Air Force. She looks forward to watching students grow, and become compassionate, competent nurses. “I am also excited to educate students on the theory of nursing.”
In her spare time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, gardening, swimming and listening to music by the band Twenty One Pilots.