Erica Shere Ellis, RN-BSN, Registered Nurse with Crenshaw Community Hospital

Get to know Registered Nurse Erica Shere Ellis, who serves patients in Luverne, Alabama.

Erica is a registered nurse (RN) who is currently serving patients at Crenshaw Community Hospital, located in Luverne, Alabama. Crenshaw Community Hospital, with 65 beds and over 170 employees, has a mission of quality care with hometown compassion.The hospital offers a range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency, and surgical services.

Erica specializes in psychiatric nursing. Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nurse that specialises in mental health, and cares for people of all ages experiencing mental illnesses or distress. These include: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, paranoia, and self-harm.

Erica received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.

Erica worked her way from a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to a licensed practice nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN).  She is currently studying to become a nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she is expected to graduate in 2020.

When asked why she chose to get involved in the field of nursing, Erica stated that it was her desire to help people. Her mother was also a nurse.

Erica’s grandmother was a schizophrenic and this led her to pursue an interest in the psychiatric field. To this day, Erica is very compassionate about psychiatric problems in society.

Erica holds professional memberships with the American Nurses Association, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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 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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