Colleen Marie McDermott, CEN, CPEN, a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse with Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital

Get to know Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, Colleen Marie McDermott, who serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Colleen is a certified pediatric emergency nurse specializing in emergency room nursing and intensive care medicine. Currently, she works at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital is a hospital part of Indiana University Health, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is the largest hospital in the state of Indiana and one of only three regional Level I Trauma Centers in the state.

Graduating with her emergency nursing degree from Valparaiso University in 2008, Colleen attributes her success to the excellent education she received, as well her love for listening to patients’ stories and connecting with them. 

Excelling in her efforts, she remains an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the Florence Nightingale Society.

Emergency nursing is a specialty within the field of professional nursing focusing on the care of patients who require prompt medical attention to avoid long-term disability or death. The responsibilities of a pediatric emergency nurse include caring for children with life-threatening injuries and keeping watch over the vital signs of children who are in emergency departments.

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