Background: Bachelor in Psychology from Queens College 2002, Bachelor of Nursing from Adelphi University 2010, Masters in Nursing ( Nurse Practitioner) from Hunter College in 2014. Former military service US Army from 1997-2005, former nursing experience in stepdown telemetry, medical ICU (MICU), Assistant Nurse Manager in MICU, and progressive care unit.
What do I like about being a nurse: There is a general conception that nurses are one of the most trusted professionals in America, and that belief holds evident more so than ever. As nurses, we get to see our clients and their families at their most vulnerable moments, providing adequate care is not just following doctors orders, giving injections, or putting patients on a bedpan, but rather, offering a lending a hand to improve functional status, a non-judgmental ear to demonstrate therapeutic communication, a gentle touch in facing imminent end of life care decisions. Nurses embody many humane qualities that make the profession special.
Career goals: I am currently a Nurse Practitioner in the cardiology wellness-diagnostic center at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan division. In my current position, I oversee inpatient and outpatient Stress test and echocardiograms. I also round on the inpatients that are afflicted with cardiac and neurological conditions, providing core measure teaching and providing risk stratification treatments to enhance better quality of life. In five years I hope to obtain my Doctoral degree and hopefully teach and provide more charity care for vulnerable populations.
Where do I see nursing in 10-20 years: The profession of nursing is at a critical turning point. With the introduction of affordable care act, and the influx of second-degree professionals entering the field, nursing has become a dynamic and multifaceted able to attract individuals from many ethnic and socioeconomic stratospheres. In the next 10 years, I believe the profession of nursing will grow into one of the most essential components of healthcare delivery, by ensuring that all patients and their families receive information and education regarding overall health maintenance, screening, prevention, and disease management. Healthcare delivery will continue to move away from hospital settings and focus on outpatient management. These are exciting times in nursing and with continuous political participation and remaining current with evidence based guidelines and practices, Nurses can have an active role in the implementation of new reforms and programs aimed at providing efficient healthcare delivery.