Andrea S. Reader, MS, RN, APN, Advanced Practice Nurse with Community Hospital

Get to know Advanced Practice Nurse, Andrea S. Reader, who serves patients in Munster, Indiana.

Andrea is an advanced practice nurse who is affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana. Community Hospital, one of three premier healthcare facilities in the Community Healthcare System, is nationally recognized for its outstanding quality of care through a full range of inpatient and outpatient programs and specialty service lines. The hospital utilizes multidisciplinary teams of health professionals and shared governance among the nursing staff for increased collaboration and accountability in patient care. These efforts have led to the achievement of numerous quality awards and accreditations, recognizing Community Hospital’s consistent excellence in patient outcomes and experiences.

Andrea is also a certified clinical nurse specialist (CCNS), a certified neuroscience registered nurse (CNRN), and a stroke certified registered nurse (SCRN). Her areas of expertise include neuroscience, neurosurgery, and critical care nursing.  

Andrea held a teaching position at Purdue University for 3 and a half years. 

Andrea graduated with her nursing degree from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana in 1991. She then went on to earn her Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Purdue University. 

Andrea holds certifications in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support – not intended for postnominal use). 

Andrea is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, which is the second-largest nursing organization in the world with approximately 135,000 active members.

An advanced practice nurse (APN) is a nurse with postgraduate education in nursing. APNs are prepared with advanced didactic and clinical education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice in nursing. However, the basis of advanced practice is the high degree of knowledge, skill, and experience that is applied within the nurse-patient/client relationship to achieve optimal outcomes through critical analysis, problem-solving, and evidence-based decision making.

Andrea attributes her success to her passion for nursing. 

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