Title: Nurse (Retired)
Company: Buffalo General Medical Center, Kaleida Health
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Nancy A. Krol, Retired Nurse at Buffalo General Medical Center with Kaleida Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in critical care nursing.
Knowing that she didn’t want to sit behind a desk her whole life, Ms. Krol initially became interested in nursing in high school. One of the Sisters at her school brought in a nurse for a lecture, and having the opportunity to see a life come into the world or to comfort those in pain piqued her curiosity. Ms. Krol decided to learn more, and proceeded to earn a diploma in nursing from the Sisters of Charity Hospital, which is part of the Catholic Health system, in 1970, and become an RN in the state of New York and a certified critical care nurse.
Her education propelled her to positions such as staff nurse of the surgery recovery room, staff nurse in the neonatal surgical intensive care unit, and charge nurse of the intensive care unit for the Sisters of Charity Hospital. In addition, she was charge nurse and preceptor for Buffalo General Hospital, which is part of the Kaleida Health system. During this time, Ms. Krol took a healing touch class through the Stillpoint Institute to become certified in radiant healing. This allowed her to connect with her patients energetically and to be a conduit for healing, as well as to get as sense for what was going on with them on a physical, energetic level.
One of the highlights of Ms. Krol’s career was writing a play with her coworkers about DNR. Although it was difficult to get the heads of departments to come to rehearsals, she succeeded. They even received a grant to use for education, which she was thrilled about. Other notable achievements include being on the ground floor of introducing hyperalimentation in IV nutrition at the Sisters of Charity Hospital, being involved with the first heart transplant at Buffalo General Medical Center, and being an instructor and demonstrator of the care of patients relating to nutrition and IV lines. Additionally, she was proud to be a part of the Visicu, which offers the offsite monitoring of critical care areas and allows a certified critical care physician to stop symptoms before they turn into bad events, to do special work in surgery with a vascular surgeon during AAA procedures at the Sisters of Charity Hospital, and to be a member of a nursing education study group to Australia and New Zealand. She has used her experiences to contribute articles to a nursing newsletter until she officially retired in 2012. She attributes her achievements and longevity to her mentors.
Active in her community, Ms. Krol was appointed a panel member of the National Practitioner Data Bank, a Eucharistic minister of the Our Lady of Consolation Parish, a volunteer for the SPCA Serving Erie County, and a supporter of the Buffalo Zoo. She is certified in healing touch for animals by the Stillpoint Institute.
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