Get to know Registered Nurse Karen Dombrowski, who served patients within the Northern Part of Colorado.
Karen attended Front Range Community College and earned her nursing degree in 1992, giving her over two decades of experience in her field. Karen started nursing school at the age of 40, after raising her three children. She began nursing in long term care and was introduced to Hospice care. She was able to say to herself, “I finally found what I was meant to do!” For the next fifteen and a half years as a hospice nurse, she learned and perfected the hospice way of helping patients and families through their last days there. Ensuring that patients desires, needs, and wishes are met. The families pain and suffering are also met with the assistance of the team, the Registered Nurse, Social Worker, and spiritual care.
Karen’s been retired now for three years and deeply misses the close interactions with those patients, families, her team members, and the warm wonderful feeling of hospice work.
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 their 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.
Karen attributes her successful career to her sense of humor and care for hospice nursing. Now that she is retired, she enjoys traveling, camping in her RV, putting puzzles together, and learning how to give furniture new life.
Learn more about Karen Dombrowski:
Her online profile: http://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4142335/info/