Susan Diana Harmon, MSN, RN, a Registered Nurse who is retired from practice

Get to know Registered Nurse Susan Diana Harmon, who served patients throughout the State of Illinois.

Susan is a registered nurse who is retired from practice. During her active years on the job, she tended to patients throughout the state of Illinois. 

In her current capacity, she serves as a Nurse Educator, training all new nurses and keeping more experienced nurses up to date on training. She currently teaches Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Acute Life Support. 

Moreover, she has her own consulting business, which has been around for over two decades. It involves working with development delay in adults, teaching aides how to give medications, consulting with the doctors, and taking care of the residents. 

At the start of her career, Susan attended Southeastern Illinois College, earning her nursing degree followed by her Master of Science in Nursing degree. She started working at the Marion Memorial Hospital as an ER Nurse and House Supervisor from 1997-2001. After that, she worked in the Emergency Room at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale for 6 months. She then returned to Marion Memorial Hospital and opened the pre-admission testing. She continued to work there as an ER Nurse and House Supervisor until 2005. She then worked at Herrin Hospital as an ER Charge Nurse.  

In June 2009, she went to work for the VA. She started as a Primary Care Float Nurse and, in 2010, she opened the Fast Track in the emergency department. She worked there until 2011 when she obtained her MSN degree. She moved to the Nurse Educator position and has stayed there ever since. 

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 their 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 leadership, research, 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.

Among her philanthropic endeavors, Susan has gone to Africa two years in a row through the Community of Faith Church on medical missions, helping to set up a hospital and run a clinic. 

Now retired, she plans to work for John A. Logan College at Herrin Hospital, teaching clinical nursing to nursing students. She also plans to continue her consulting business and spend her free time flying to Maryland to see her daughter. 

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