Sylvia Ann Goddard, RN, a Registered Nurse who is retired from practice

Get to know Registered Nurse, Sylvia Ann Goddard, who served patients in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Specializing in medical-surgical nursing, Sylvia is a well-versed registered nurse who is retired from practice. During her active years on the job, she tended to patients at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Gwinnett Medical Center, now known as Northside Hospital Gwinnett, is a part of the Northside Hospital network of healthcare facilities and providers in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The network comprises of five acute-care hospitals, over 250 outpatient facilities, 3,900* providers and 24,000 employees. It is an entire system of care, dedicated to clinical excellence and research innovation – quality health care that nearly 4 million patients count on every year.

In the early days of her academic career, Sylvia graduated with her nursing degree from Providence Hospital School of Nursing. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the College of St. Francis, after which she obtained her certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

With years of experience in the nursing field, she feels that her success is attributable primarily to the support of her family, her strive to make a difference, and her ability to help others.

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.

On a more personal note, Sylvia enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoys singing and playing the piano.

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