Registered Nurse Cathy Pipitone Keir, RN who Provides Care for the New York Area

Get to know Registered Nurse Cathy Pipitone Keir, who serves patients within NYU Langone Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Cathy graduated with her Nursing degree and as Licensed Practical Nurse from Wagner College in 1978, giving her over four decades of experience in her field. Wanting to further her education she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and certified as a Registered Nurse from Wagner College in 1980.

To stay up to date in her field, Cathy remains a professional member of the New York State Nurses Association. She currently practices as a Registered Nurse with NYU Langone Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Medical Center where she holds an expertise in case management, trauma, open heart surgery, and critical care. Particularly she works within the post-anesthesia care unit.

The main role of a registered nurse is to assist physicians in providing treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions. While their primary responsibilities will involve caring for patients, their specific job duties will vary depending on your employer and specialization. While a majority of registered nurses work at hospitals they are not limited to that setting, they can also work in in clinics, schools, assisted living facilities, homes, schools and more. They must also stay up-to-date with new tools and technology to help provide the best care to patients and families, and the best support to doctors and other healthcare professionals. Registered nurses must possess excellent communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Cathy attributes her professional success to being a strong individual as she survived cancer twice. When she is not working she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

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