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Margaret June Smith, BSN,

Margaret June Smith, BSN, RN

Born on November 20
Basic Info
Relationship status:
Separated
Gender:
Birth Date:
November 20
Location:
Last Login:
November 17, 2020
Member Since:
November 3, 2020
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Nursing Title
Registered Nurse
Job Title
Travel Nurse
Current Nursing Specialization
Travel Nurse/Medical Surgical/Float
Work Name (Hospital, Practice, Clinic, etc...)
American Mobile Network
Years in Nursing
5
Work Description / Areas of Expertise / Job Duties
Establishes, Protects, Identifies, Collaborates, Contributes, Ensures, Provides, Documents, Monitors, Maintains, Adheres, Assures, Resolves the Delivery of holistic nursing care to all patients with respect, dignity, and compassion.
Utilizes Clinical skills, Bedside manner, Infection control, Physiological knowledge, Administering of medication, Medical teamwork, Multitasking, listening, and verbal communication for Health promotion and maintenance.
Areas include Orthopedics, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Covid, Medical Surgical, Ltac, Wound Care, Step Down and Telemetry.
Brief summary of your nursing background
Worked for a retail giant earning 6 years experience with 4 years as a pharmacy tech and earning my CPhT. While in nursing school I continued to work in a pharmacy setting having moved up into a hospital environment pharmacy at Redmond Regional Medical Center/Cartersville Medical Center, both HCA facilities.
I began my nursing career as a new graduate nurse in 2015 at Hamilton Medical Center in Renal/Oncology department. Moved on to Kindred of Rome, Ltac facility, that specialized in a variety of specialties including vent weening and wound care both minimal and extensive. With the opportunity to return to Redmond Regional Medical Center, this time as a nurse, I did just that and further grew my career on the Orthopedics/Neurology Area. I had the opportunity to work in additional patient care areas as needed and I did just that as deemed necessary as this helped build my knowledge base and experience. I left the staff nursing scene to continue my growth in my career in travel nursing assignments to build on nursing opportunities and further contribute to my education.As a travel nurse I have gained/added to experience in areas to include Orthopedics, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Covid, Medical Surgical, Ltac, Wound Care, Step Down and Telemetry.I have been to different states and hospital settings and have embraced different cultures and nursing techniques and practices. I also expanded my learning base adding my BSN to my learning accomplishments.
What made you choose a career in nursing?
Mamie Hammock! this wonderful inspiring high school teacher who was a nurse and taught a health vocational class I took. She was amazing and taught us as if we were going into the nursing field. The field of nursing,as she taught, was empowering,a continuum of learning,and a person could in fact make a difference in others lives.
What Do You Attribute Your Success To?
A fantastic support system, my family! My husband and children have supported me from school to career, never letting me give up or give in. Professor Ose Martinez to whom inspired me and Ms. Valerie Sullins-Vanmeter to whom showed me that despite all the negatives thrown my way I can still succeed!
What motivates you at the start of each day?
Motivation takes on many forms. The more complex wounds to the unusual syndromes unlearned or never encountered motivates me. Not letting my team mates down or myself. Learning as much as I can each day, each shift, each patient.
How do you make a difference in the lives of your patients?
Advocate! Advocate! Advocate! Sometimes our patients need someone else on their side that can be their voice when no one else can. I am passionate about what I do and I am always looking out for my patients and their safety, best care and best interest. Every situation is different and the NURSE is often times the only person the patient has making sure patient is in fact FIRST.
Research Interests
Wound Care, GI and Quality Improvement
Nursing School Name
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Nursing Degree In
RN
Grad Date - Nursing Degree
2015
University - Bachelor's
Chamberlain University College of Nursing
Bachelor's Degree In
BSN
Grad Date - Bachelor's Degree
2020
Certificates
SCRN (Stroke Certified Registered Nurse)
More About Me
ACLS, BLS, NIHSS Certificate Holder