Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Each September, Nephrology Nurses Week honors nurses for their lifesaving work caring for patients with kidney disease, which currently affects one in seven people across the United States. One of the most diverse nursing specialties practiced today, nephrology nurses care for patients of all ages and practice in many different…… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Sondra Smith, BSN ’15, has found her calling providing skilled and compassionate care – for all. A board-certified family nurse practitioner, Smith delivers comprehensive medical care in many areas, including chronic disease management, preventative care and LGBTQ-related care.
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko In 2021, Susan Young celebrated her 40th anniversary in the nursing profession. The milestone led the IU School of Nursing alumna to reflect on her role as a transplant nurse, a life-changing experience she says she was fortunate to stumble upon. “It’s a funny story,” says Young, BSN ‘81. “I…… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Michelle Juan, MSN, RN, CGRN, wanted to be a nurse as far back as she can remember. “As a kid, I wrote that I wanted to be a nurse in my copy of the Dr. Seuss book, ‘My Book About Me,’” says Juan. “Later, while pursuing nursing as a young…… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Vast. That’s how Matt Ramseyer, BSN ’11, describes the variety of patients he sees as a critical care transport nurse. “At any given time, you can land on the side of a highway for a vehicle crash, pick up an intubated pediatric patient from a community hospital or transport a…… Read more »
Written by Rachel Hill Ponko Laura Monforte, BSN ’14, says infusion nursing is like many other areas of nursing – it’s calm until it isn’t. “We expect the best while being ready for reactions and adverse events,” says Monforte.