Cristina Botero, MSN, NP-BC, a Registered Nurse with Hospital for Special Surgery

Get to know Registered Nurse, Cristina Botero, who serves patients in New York City, New York.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Cristina is a registered nurse who works at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, New York. There, her responsibilities include managing post-operative patient care for inpatient orthopedic surgical patients, practicing and implementing evidence-based practice in orthopedic clinical care & hospital policies, maintaining a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction, as well as orienting new employees on hospital policies and procedures by serving as a resource person. She also has experience in hospital-wide transition from paper charts to electronic medical records, and serves as a member of the Nurse Practitioner Immersion Program in Cardiology & Wound Care.

Hospital for Special Surgery is a hospital in New York City that specializes in orthopedic surgery and the treatment of rheumatologic conditions. Founded in 1863 by James Knight, it is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the United States and is consistently ranked as the top orthopedic hospital in the United States.

In 2009, after earning her high school diploma from Cypress Bay, Cristina went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Florida State University in 2013, graduating magna cum laude. Four years later, in 2017, she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

To advance her professional development, she holds a certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS – not intended for postnominal use).

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role in treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include leadership, research, performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up.

Among her volunteer experience, Cristina served as a dancer on the Dance Marathon at Florida State University. She stood for 24 hours, symbolizing the physical and mental challenges patients at Shands Children’s Hospital experience every day.

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