Title: Resource Registered Nurse
Company: Southcoast Health
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Donna Rogers, Resource Registered Nurse at Southcoast Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of nursing.
Specializing in nursing, Ms. Rogers lends more than four decades of professional experience to her role as a critical care nurse on behalf of the Southcoast Health System, an affiliation of three partner hospitals throughout the state of Massachusetts. Working primarily in a step-down cardiac unit, her daily responsibilities include serving as a resource registered nurse and team leader, through which she provides patient care and bedside service, as well as the oversight of staffing and assignments. In a career suffused with highlights, Ms. Rogers is especially proud of her performance during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, during which time she adapted quickly to challenging circumstances and offered exemplary guidance to the nurses under her mentorship.
Even while coming of age, Ms. Rogers had never dreamed of anything other than becoming a nurse. Her vocational path began at Southern Massachusetts University, from which she earned certification as a registered nurse in 1981. Following this accomplishment, Ms. Rogers attained further license in advanced cardiac life support and basic life support care.
To commemorate her accomplishments, Ms. Rogers has garnered numerous accolades over the course of her career. Among them, she was nominated for the President’s Award by the Southcoast Health System, of which she is a former member of the nursing council. In accounting for her standout success, Ms. Rogers credits the fact that she attended a wonderful school and the influence of excellent teachers. Furthermore, she is gratified to have worked at the same hospital throughout the span of her professional journey, which has long provided her with superb development opportunities and the latest information on new procedures in medicine.
In offering her advice to those who might follow her into nursing, Ms. Rogers opines that one must have the passion and desire necessary to succeed as a caregiver – it is not just a job for a paycheck, but rather a career in which many different people put their lives in the hands of their nurse. A particularly rewarding aspect of her profession lies in watching new nurses become more confident in their skills and caregiving technique. Looking toward the future, Ms. Rogers hopes to continue succeeding as a nurse for as long as she is able.
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