Nurses are pulled in so many different directions which impacts the time spent being with their patients. In my personal experience, patients that perceive nurses as too busy to talk to them are more anxious and uncertain about their care.
In a previous interview, Nancy Moughrabi, FNP-BC nominated Erin Peters to participate in Fitsi’s Nurses Spotlight series. She is a hospital based nurse practitioner, caring for pediatric general surgery patients at Children’s at Erlanger. She shares what her ideal pediatric hospital environment would look like and how to create a great patient experience for both pediatric patients and parents.
We interviewed Ann Schide, MSN, RN, MS, CLNC, LCCE, BSC, an Associate Professor at Chattanooga State Community College. A very committed, caring and innovative nurse..."I speak not from arrogance, but from self-confidence. I believe strongly in this type of advocacy for our health care system and those who need it."
We at Fitsi love design almost as much as we love nurses. So who better to interview than Debbie Gregory, a nurse who also holds a degree in interior design! Based on her 30 years of experience as a nurse, healthcare consultant, and interior designer, Debbie is an industry leading advocate for clinical representation to build functional healthcare environments that improve safety, efficiency, and patient outcomes.
We interviewed Barbara M. Topf, RN, MA, an early pioneer in the field of infection control. She has co-authored several articles about infection control as well as presented nationally to nurses, physicians, and surgical assistant students on the topic and was an active member of the Association of Practitioners in Infection Control.
Fitsi is a product created by a nurse. So to celebrate the work that so many nurses do, we decided to feature them on our blog! For our first in the Nurses Spotlight series, we interviewed Nancy Moughrabi, FNP-BC from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nancy graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at T.C. Thompson Childrens Hospital for five years before pursing her Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She started her career as a Nurse Practitioner in 2009 and has worked in a pediatric and family practice settings in the community. She lives with her husband, Nadeem, and two children, Mason and Ellie.
We interviewed Penny Merkel, a registered nurse with 40 years (and over 2,000 couples) of childbirth education experience. She is an accredited Leclaire Hypnobirthing Instructor, a Certified Lamaze Instructor and also a Lamaze Breastfeeding Support Specialist. In addition, Penny is also a Senior Childbirth Instructor at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She is […]