Get to know Registered Nurse Maria Martin, who serves patients in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Maria is a registered nurse (RN). She specializes in several areas in her field, including hospice and palliative care, chemical dependency treatment, and long-term care. Hospice and palliative medicine is a formal subspecialty of medicine in the United States that focuses on symptom management, relief of suffering, and end-of-life care. Chemical dependency treatment aims to help individuals with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Long-term care is a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods.
Maria feels that hospice and palliative care is her niche. She understands what her patients need, as well as what the families of each patient need. She knows that as hard as her job is, she has to be strong for her patients.
Maria enrolled at the University of Guam, but eventually went on to receive her Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Excelsior College in 2009. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Excelsior College in 2010. She also received her Master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Leadership and Administration from Excelsior College in 2016.
Maria is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association was established in 1986 and is the national professional organization that represents the specialty of palliative nursing, which includes hospice and palliative nurses.
Maria’s favorial medical publication is the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine – a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers in the field of health 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.
Maria’s willingness to change and grow is a big contributing factor to her success. She was a special needs teacher but knew that she wanted to do more. So, with the encouragement of her family, she started nursing school.
Maria’s whole family is involved in the healthcare field. Her husband is a social worker, her daughter is in nursing school, and her son is in the military in healthcare.
In addition to English, Maria speaks Italian.
Learn More about Maria Martin:
Through her online profile, https://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4143529/info/