Four Million to One: The Work of a Nurse Consultant at a State Agency

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148189
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Presentation
Title:
Four Million to One: The Work of a Nurse Consultant at a State Agency
Abstract:
Four Million to One: The Work of a Nurse Consultant at a State Agency
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Enright-Ford, Jennifer, RN, BSN, CRRN
P.I. Institution Name:Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Title:Nurse Consultant II, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
My role is that of the health care expert and advisor to a 5,000 person state agency, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Our department serves the 4 million drivers of our state. In my capacity of nurse consultant, I have the opportunity to teach, advise, adjudicate and develop policy. Working as a nurse outside of the health care model has its unique aspects. I am my own researcher, proofreader and clerical staff. I've given lectures in restaurants, Shrine Halls and senior nutrition sites. The role also includes the privilege of speaking to the state legislature about the impact of pending bills. My phone number is the Older Driver hotline for my state and I hear daily the agonies that families face in deciding that Dad or Mom should no longer drive. One of the comments I most often hear is "what kind of job is that for a nurse?". I can respond that it is an extraordinarily rewarding one, embodying the true mission of community health nursing. There is no profession better suited to this type of outreach. It is my goal that nurses know what options they have and that nursing students realize there are careers beyond the hospital. The challenges in being an agency consultant are numerous. You must learn to do without in times of budgetary deficit. You represent an entire agency to citizens; while you may want to talk about dementia and driving, they may want to know about getting a highway bypass! In fact, one nurse may be as close to "government" as many citizens ever get. I also feel it is important to share with the nurse community that these jobs are out there and need strong independent souls to fill them.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFour Million to One: The Work of a Nurse Consultant at a State Agencyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148189-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Four Million to One: The Work of a Nurse Consultant at a State Agency</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Enright-Ford, Jennifer, RN, BSN, CRRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wisconsin Department of Transportation</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Consultant II, Wisconsin Department of Transportation</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">enrightford@alumni.creighton.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">My role is that of the health care expert and advisor to a 5,000 person state agency, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Our department serves the 4 million drivers of our state. In my capacity of nurse consultant, I have the opportunity to teach, advise, adjudicate and develop policy. Working as a nurse outside of the health care model has its unique aspects. I am my own researcher, proofreader and clerical staff. I've given lectures in restaurants, Shrine Halls and senior nutrition sites. The role also includes the privilege of speaking to the state legislature about the impact of pending bills. My phone number is the Older Driver hotline for my state and I hear daily the agonies that families face in deciding that Dad or Mom should no longer drive. One of the comments I most often hear is &quot;what kind of job is that for a nurse?&quot;. I can respond that it is an extraordinarily rewarding one, embodying the true mission of community health nursing. There is no profession better suited to this type of outreach. It is my goal that nurses know what options they have and that nursing students realize there are careers beyond the hospital. The challenges in being an agency consultant are numerous. You must learn to do without in times of budgetary deficit. You represent an entire agency to citizens; while you may want to talk about dementia and driving, they may want to know about getting a highway bypass! In fact, one nurse may be as close to &quot;government&quot; as many citizens ever get. I also feel it is important to share with the nurse community that these jobs are out there and need strong independent souls to fill them.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:41:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:41:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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