Title: Travel Nurse
Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Haslett, Michigan, United States
Brindi Lue Green, RN BSN, Travel Nurse at Sparrow Health System, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in surgical intensive care nursing.
Since 2014, Ms. Green has been a travel nurse for the Sparrow Health System, serving her patients with expertise developed over 17 years of healthcare experience. Her interest in medicine was encouraged by her parents, who pushed her to become a physician, but Ms. Green found that her passion was always for working directly with patients, explaining that “doctors come and go, but nurses are the ones who keep everything running.” She became certified as a music therapist at Michigan State University in 2001 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University in 2004. As a part of her commitment to her patients and profession, Ms. Green holds numerous advanced practice credentials, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Ms. Green began her nursing career in 2001 as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Spectrum Health, rising to become a surgical intensive care nurse for the company from 2005 until 2013. She joined the nursing staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in 2006 and was on the medical and surgical intensive care nursing teams at St. Joe’s Hospital and the Medical University of South Carolina through 2008. After leaving Spectrum Health in 2013, Ms. Green spent several years in surgical intensive care nursing for Genesys Health Systems and the U of M Health Services before settling into her current position with Sparrow Health System.
Within five years, Ms. Green hopes to explore career opportunities as a flight nurse, citing a desire to keep pushing herself to grow as a professional and the chance to perform a wider range of procedures than a hospital setting demands. She considers the highlight of her work to be the knowledge that she has saved hundreds of lives throughout her career, and that even those patients who have died in her care received every intervention she could deliver. Ms. Green attributes her success to her parents, both educators, and the lifelong learning ethos they instilled in her. Outside her work in medicine, Ms. Green is a talented musician and enjoys playing piano, guitar, and trumpet.
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