Get to know Registered Nurse Patricia Bruce, who is now Retired.
Patricia is currently retired though she remains affiliated with Highland Park General Hospital and holds an expertise in Hospice, Labor and Delivery, Medical-Surgical, and Case Management.
Patricia graduated with her Nursing Degree and as a Certified Registered Nurse from the Highland Park General Hospital in 1965. Furthering her education she then graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Madonna University in 1975. To stay up to date in her field she remains a professional member of the Daughters Of The American Revolution.
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 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.
Patricia attributes her professional success to great opportunities early on, caring more for others than for herself and her curiosity. Now that she is retired she enjoys spending her free time writing.
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