Wendy Shindler, RN, a Registered Nurse with Hackensack University Medical Center

Get to know Registered Nurse Wendy Shindler, who serves patients in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Wendy, a well-respected registered nurse, holds the job title of Oncology Nurse Navigator at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. She guides patients through the healthcare system and helps them to overcome barriers to optimal care. 

“I see patients who are nervous to come in for chemotherapy, or for scans and tests. I reassure them that there is a tight screening process, and it makes them feel safer. If they have respiratory symptoms, they are placed in isolation and treated with utmost care, screened for temperature, and provided with masks and instructions for correct use.” emphasized Wendy. 

A part of Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center is a 770-bed non-profit, research and teaching hospital providing tertiary and healthcare needs for northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. Its mission is to provide the full spectrum of life-enhancing care and services to create and sustain healthy, vibrant communities.

Attributing her success to listening to patients and being there to help, Wendy earned her nursing degree from Beth Israel School of Nursing in 1986. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Pace University in 1991, followed by her Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from New York Medical College in 2009.

In order to stay up to date in her field, she remains a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, which is a nonprofit membership organization of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care.

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.

Learn More About Wendy Shindler:

Through her online profile, https://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4146120/info/

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