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Lola Knowles, MBA, BSN, R

Lola Knowles, MBA, BSN, RN

Lives in Tampa, Florida United States · Born on September 22
Basic Info
Birth Date:
September 22
Last Login:
April 4, 2021
Member Since:
February 8, 2021
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Nursing Title
Job Title
Med/Surg RN
Current Nursing Specialization
Long term acute care, med surg
Work Name (Hospital, Practice, Clinic, etc...)
Advent Health - LTAC
Hospital Affiliation
Advent Health
Years in Nursing
Work Description / Areas of Expertise / Job Duties
Provide direct patient care to adults including assessments, medication administration, wound/skin care and necessary labs as ordered/necessary. Facilitate admissions, transfers and discharges. Educate patients and family members. Communicate and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members. Support co-workers. Supervise junior nurses, nursing students and nurse technicians. Precept/supervise nurses during their residency onsite.Uphold the mission, vision and core values of the organization.
Brief summary of your nursing background
Began basic nurse training - Diploma program at the Bahamas School of Nursing (82-85), and completed a 1 yr diploma midwifery training program (00). Have worked in acute care hospitals, public/community health and ambulatory clinics, home health and private duty nursing.
Migrated to the US in 2014 worked in Rehab and ambulatory surgery briefly before returning to hospital nursing in 2016.
What made you choose a career in nursing?
A childhood dream and desire to help/care for persons...entered the profession upon completion of high school 1982.
What Do You Attribute Your Success To?
Faith and Trust in God. Being True to my self and others. Having a personal Mission Statement.
What motivates you at the start of each day?
Everyday is a day of Thanksgiving. No matter how you feeling, Get up, dress, show up. No two days are alike.
How do you make a difference in the lives of your patients?
Providing individualized care and getting to know them on a personal level i.e. family, profession/vocation, interests, activities etc, before they became ill.their future goals/plans on discharge etc.
Research Interests
Effects of poor sleep habits - Sleep deprivation
High School Name
Govenrment High
High School Grad Date
May 1982
Nursing School Name
Bahamas School of Nursing
Nursing Degree In
Diploma in Nursing,
Grad Date - Nursing Degree
University - Associate's
University of the Bahamas
Associate's Degree In
Midwifery Diploma
Grad Date - Associate's Degree
University - Bachelor's
Grand Canyon University
Bachelor's Degree In
Grad Date - Bachelor's Degree
University - Master's
University of Miami
Master's Degree In
Master of Business Administration
Grad Date - Master's Degree
1 - Professional Society Membership
American Nurses Association
2 - Professional Society Membership
Florida Nurses Association
3 - Professional Society Membership
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
4 - Professional Society Membership
Sigma (STTI) Nu Upsilon Chapter
1 - Honor / Award
Perfect Attendance
2 - Honor / Award
Best Performance
Volunteering and Causes - Charitable Organizations
AARP Organization
University Miami Alumni Association

World Missions
Hope international
The Navigators
Samaritans Purse
Voice of Martyrs
Favorite place to vacation
The Bahamas
Hobbies / Sports
Reading, cooking, walking, traveling, church/chrarity/missions, networking, mentoring, Reflecting/silence/solitude.
Place of birth
Nassau, Bahamas
More About Me
Health & Wellness
Life long learning
World Missions
Gospel - contemporary and traditional