Kelly S. Lopez, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse

Get to know Registered Nurse Kelly S. Lopez, who serves patients in Aurora, Illinois.

Kelly is a registered nurse (RN). She specializes in areas such as emergency medicine and hospice care. Emergency medicine, also known as accident and emergency medicine, is the medical specialty concerned with the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.

Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Grand Canyon University in 2010. She then went on to attend Walden University, where she is pursuing her nursing degree as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and is expected to graduate in May of 2019.

Kelly is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The ENA is a premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing. The mission of the ENA is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.

Kelly holds numerous certifications in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support – not intended for postnominal use), ENPC (Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course – not intended for postnominal use), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and TNCC-I (Trauma Nursing Core Course Instructor – not intended for postnominal use).

Kelly started out as an emergency medical technician (EMT) before deciding to move her way throughout the healthcare field. Her grandmother had always wanted to be a nurse and thought that Kelly would be a great fit for such a profession. Before she passed away, Kelly made a promise to her grandmother that she would finish nursing school and she kept that promise.

Kelly attributes her success to her constant support and encouragement from her mother. Moreover, dealing with her own health issues was an eye opener as to the kind of health care provider she wanted to be. Being in the patient’s shoes showed Kelly firsthand what the field was really about and encouraged her to always go that extra mile in providing quality care.

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.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys riding motorcycles and spending quality time with her family.

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