Title: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Company: Children’s Hospital
Location: Eagan, Minnesota, United States
Lorraine Victor, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neonatal nursing.
In her career, Ms. Victor is proudest of the education that she was able to do within her own hospital, other hospitals, and smaller hospitals. Part of her job entails teaching nurses at smaller hospitals how to stabilize and take care of babies before they come to her in the hospital. While not only important work, it has been immensely rewarding to see so many lives impacted from her help. In addition, working with The Stable Program, a program that provides information and training on how to stabilize sick babies until they can be taken to care centers by transport teams has been another highlight of her career. She has been with the program since 2014.
Ms. Victor prepared for her career by first earning a BSN from the College of St. Scholastica in 1975. Knowing the important of continuing learning throughout her life, she later received a MSN from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and completed postgraduate work at St. Catherine University. Ms. Victor is certified as a regional trainer for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and as a neonatal nurse practitioner. Since 2001, she has worked as a neonatal nurse practitioner with the Children’s Hospital in St. Paul. She has also provided her skills, services and compassion with the Orlando Health Regional Medical Center, the University of Minnesota Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.
Ms. Victor became involved in her profession because she was encouraged by her family to become a nurse since the age of three. She became the first in her family to go to college and felt that becoming a nurse was her calling. The mentors who inspired and motivated Ms. Victor were a nurse at Rochester, MN, who was her preceptor. She encouraged her to accompany her to teach about sick babies at other small hospitals in their area. In addition, Jane Pursoon, who wrote an article with her and was the head nurse of NXU. They worked well together and she respected her for her integrity.
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