Andrew R. (Drew) Totten, MS, BSc, RN, CPC, CLNC, has been involved in business and the healthcare industry for more than four decades. Drew is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and President of A. R. Totten & Associates, LLC. Drew has held numerous positions in healthcare: as a critical care Registered Nurse, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructor, medical researcher, business advisor, and clinical educator in both the hospital and pre-hospital (EMS) settings. He has been a direct care provider and educational program designer/presenter since 1977.
Drew is the former Director of Education, Simulation & Organizational Development for Southwestern Vermont Health Care - a 1,400 employee hospital and health system in Southern Vermont.
For fifteen years, Drew was a field investigator, training officer, and supervisor for the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner's Office, investigating nearly 900 death cases in his tenure. He has completed numerous advanced courses in business administration and Forensic Science by the National Institute of Justice and St. Louis University School of Medicine. Totten has been a business and forensic consultant to law enforcement, fire, rescue, and other public service agencies across New England.
Drew is the author of "Forensics 101" an introductory death investigation seminar which provides forensic education to allied emergency services personnel. He has also been employed by numerous state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Vermont State Police and has been recognized by his peers as an authority in death scene investigation. He is a past faculty member at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) providing classroom and field education in the study of forensic science. In the Fall of 2020, Drew joined Castleton University as an Assistant Professor of Nursing and General Manager of the CU Bennington campus.
Drew has developed and produced two medically related television programs for Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV) and Greater Northshire Access Television (GNAT-TV) in southern Vermont. These programs, "Understanding Ebola" and "Alcohol Abuse - Our Communities at Risk" received excellent reviews. These broadcasts are part of a medical series that Totten continues to produce for these community-based stations. He is the past President of the CAT-TV Board of Directors.
Early in his medical career, Mr. Totten was the recipient of a national lifesaving award from the American Heart Association and was credited with saving the life of a choking victim. He also holds Instructor certifications in Basic Cardiac Life Support and is a retired Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate.
Drew is a member of the American Bar Association, National Speakers Association, International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC), American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Faculty, Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and a former Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI).
Totten holds a Master's degree in Nursing Education from Chamberlain University graduating with "highest distinction." He also earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Nursing Practice from Southern Vermont College.
Drew volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem for the Vermont Superior Court helping to protect the rights and liberties of children in Family Court. In his free time, Drew enjoys skydiving and is a member of the U.S. Parachute Association (USPA).