Meet the Achiever: Amy Richardson

The Achiever is a nursing superhero who can do it all. It takes perseverance. It takes motivation. It takes skill. It takes someone like 2011’s Superhero of Nursing, Amy Richardson.

We caught up with Amy to see how this Achiever has continued to advance since her award two years ago.

Q: What is your current role? 

A: Clinical Educator for the Emergency Department

Q: Any big professional changes since you were named a Superhero of Nursing in 2011? 

A: Graduated BSN started my MSN-FNP

Q: How did you feel when you learned you were a Superhero of Nursing? 

A: I was beyond shocked, excited and honored.

Q: What’s the biggest challenge you face in managing people and tasks?

A: Different learning styles, and nurses different perceptions and views on patient care.

Q: How has your role / the role of nursing changed in the last 5 years? How do you think it will change in the future? 

A: First, the nurses are getting younger meaning I’m getting older!!! The major role change I have made is now being comfortable in my setting, it allows me to focus more on the patients visit (their experience while in the ED) not so much on the tasks. I believe the future will be even more technology driven. I feel the staff nurse will not be only be familiar with the word EBP (evidence based practice), but they will be applying  it to his/her every day practice.

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