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Staci Jarie Mills, RN

Lives in  North Carolina United States ·
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September 8, 2017
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Nursing Title
Registered Nurse
Job Title
Nurse Manager
Current Nursing Specialization
Nurse Manager, Medical/Surgical/Telemetry. Nursing Informatics.
Work Name (Hospital, Practice, Clinic, etc...)
Alleghany Memorial Hospital
Company Website
Hospital Affiliation
Alleghany Memorial Hospital, Sparta, NC
Years in Nursing
10 years
Work Description / Areas of Expertise / Job Duties
I am currently Nurse Manager of a Medical/Surgical/Telemetry unit. I also work part-time in the Information Technology department. While in the IT department, I assist in data abstraction and reporting, Meaningful Use Statistics, as-well-as Electronic Form and Physician Documentation form building.
Brief summary of your nursing background
I started my nursing career working at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC on a fast-paced Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Unit. I acted as Night-Shift Charge Nurse while there. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with FMC, but after five years I decided it was time to move on and broaden my knowledge base and experience. It was then that I chose to move to my current employer, Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, NC. I have been an employee there for 5 years.
What made you choose a career in nursing?
I decided to go into nursing because of a Nursing Assistant class I attended while in high school. During this class I discovered that my place was in the healthcare field. While building those early foundations I realized my purpose. Being a nurse is what I am supposed to be. I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. You can say that nursing runs in my family as well. I am proud to say that my sister and several of my aunts are nurses also.
What Do You Attribute Your Success To?
I have always been very fortunate to have very strong family support and encouragement in all aspects of my life, this includes my career. Since I became a Nursing Assistant as a teenager I have known my place was in the Healthcare Field. Patient care and the commitment to their overall well-being gives me a purpose that I feel I can be proud of. It is a combination of all these things that drives my success each and every day.
What motivates you at the start of each day?
I know at the beginning of each day that there is a job to be done. I strive to complete my duties with 100% effort. I know going into my day; whether I am working as a Charge Nurse, a Manager, or in the IT department, that I must give it my all because of what could be at stake. It is important for all nurses to go into their day like this. Our patients deserve to get the best care possible.
How do you make a difference in the lives of your patients?
I try to empathize with my patients and their families while working with them. I want them to get the best possible experience while in the hospital. It is how I would want my family or friends to be treated if they were to be hospitalized. So I strive to make a difference by listening to, laughing with, or sometimes even crying with my patients and their families. I believe you have to show your heart if you work in this field.
High School Name
North Wilkes High School
High School Grad Date
Nursing School Name
Wilkes Community College
Nursing Degree In
Associates Degree in Nursing
University - Associate's
Wilkes Community College
Associate's Degree In
Grad Date - Associate's Degree
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing), BLS - Basic Life Support (not intended for postnominal use), CPRC - CPR Certification, PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), RN (Registered Nurse)
More About Me
I enjoy playing the guitar and ukulele. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.