Jolene Tratchel, RN, BSN, Registered Nurse with Iowa Veterans Home

Get to know Registered Nurse, Jolene Tratchel, who serves patients in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Jolene is a registered nurse who is affiliated with Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Iowa Veterans Home aims to provide a continuum of care to Iowa’s veterans and their spouses in an environment focusing on individualized services to enhance their quality of life.

Jolene specializes in geriatrics, hospice care, and home care.

Experiencing poor practices as an aide, Jolene wanted to make a difference. She attributes her success to working hard and striving to offer better, more educated services to her patients and co-workers.

Jolene is a part of a research team that conducts numerous articles on hospice care and pain control. 

Jolene earned her nursing degree from Marshalltown Community College in 1982. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Buena Vista University. 

Jolene is a member of the Iowa Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. She won the ‘Nurse of the Year’ award in 1990.

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 of 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, as well as assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up. 

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