Derette Smith, RN, Registered Nurse with McAlester Regional Health Center

Get to know Registered Nurse Derette Smith, who serves patients in McAlester, Oklahoma.

Derette is a registered nurse who is currently serving patients at McAlester Regional Health Center in McAlester, Oklahoma. McAlester Regional Health Center provides high quality, individualized patient care to McAlester and the surrounding Southeastern Oklahoma region. More than 720 McAlester Regional Health Center employees partner with physicians to provide care that makes a difference in the lives of patients and their families. 

Derette earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Oklahoma in 1994. 

A registered nurse 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 the 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 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. 

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