Laura Mae Krisher, LPN, a Licensed Practical Nurse with Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center – Williamsport VA Clinic

Get to know Licensed Practical Nurse, Laura Mae Krisher, who serves patients in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 

Laura, a licensed practical nurse, currently serves as a float nurse at the Veteran Outpatient Clinic, namely Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center – Williamsport VA Clinic in Pennsylvania. There, she provides phlebotomy and telehealth services. 

In nursing, “floating” refers to moving from one unit to another. In some cases, nurses who are permanently assigned to a specific unit may be asked to float to another unit because of staffing needs. However, some facilities establish a float pool.

For over 50 years, Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served the United States. The staff consider it their privilege to serve health care needs in any way they can. Services are available but not limited to Veterans living in 18 counties in Pennsylvania and one county in New York.

Laura had always wanted to be a nurse. She was a stay-at-home mom for 12 years and once her youngest child was in school, she decided to chase her dream. In 2001, she earned her nursing degree from the Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. 

In order to give her patients the best care, she holds certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS – not intended for postnominal use) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). She attributes her success to her grandfather. He was her hero and always pushed her to do and be better.

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) provides routine care for the sick or injured. They work under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses, performing duties such as taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medication, ensuring patient comfort, and reporting the status of their patients to the nurses. 

LPNs are generally hired in smaller settings, such as nursing homes, home health environments, and rehabilitation centers. They must be skilled in balancing care for patients and completing practical daily administrative tasks.

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Karen Johnson is an Associate Content manager for FindaTopDoc and responsible for working with distinguished physicians in documenting their significant accomplishments in their field. Karen is a CPR instructor and is a member of her local theater group.