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Emergency Department Staff RN Terry Receives Nurse Excellence Award

Emergency Department Staff RN Terry Receives Nurse Excellence Award

Emergency Department Staff Registered Nurse Terry has received North Oaks Health System's Nurse Excellence Award for February 2020.

In 2015, Terry joined the Emergency Department as a Nurse Tech, becoming a Staff RN in 2016 after earning a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University.

“Nursing is the perfect blend of science, learning and helping others. I love it," shares Terry.

Terry is passionate about finding and implementing innovative solutions to challenges faced in emergency medicine, as well as mentoring and sharing her knowledge with others. She is an active participant in Nursing Shared Governance serving as co-chairwoman of the Nursing Professional Development Council and chairwoman of the Emergency Department’s unit-based council. Terry helps conduct mock stroke alerts, facilitate the Nurse Residency Program, teach the Trauma Nursing Core Course. She can always be counted upon to step in as a relief charge nurse too.

In 2018, Terry represented North Oaks at the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s National Magnet Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Terry lives in Madisonville with her husband John with whom she enjoys traveling.

A self-proclaimed history buff, Terry earned a bachelor’s degree in the subject at the University of Washington in her hometown of Seattle before nursing school.

Terry belongs to the Emergency Nurses Association. She also is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and serves as a sexual assault nurse examiner in the Emergency Department.

“Instead of just showing up for work, Terry invests in her career by honing her skills in formal and informal ways," affirms Mike Holliday, clinical nurse manager. "She researches hot topics and tirelessly applies her newfound knowledge to enhance patient care and educate her colleagues. She’s a forward thinker, dedicated to improving lives and our work environment. Patients, her coworkers and our community all benefit from her efforts.”