Stacey Garnett, Nurse Administrator, looks forward to continued patient care at the new Baltimore/Washington Campus.
Q: Tell us about your career path.
A: My career as a nurse began 32 years ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital caring for mothers with high-risk pregnancies. I loved the challenge of focusing on the mothers and fetuses’ medical needs and providing comfort to the families. After earning my master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, I became a Clinical Nurse Specialist. I also worked in home care and was a Director of Women’s and Children Services at several acute care hospitals. As an Adjunct Instructor, I enjoy teaching the next generation of nurses.
Q: What about nursing interests you?
A: Nurses meet patients where they are in their journey. We are focused on care when patients are sometimes at their most vulnerable.
Q: What do you like best about your job?
A: I love to be of service to the patients and staff. When someone is hospitalized, they are in need of help. It is very rewarding for me to be a catalyst for that help.
Q: What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
A: The best lesson I learned is everyone has a journey and a story. Try to learn all you can. It will give you a perspective on other peoples’ thoughts and actions. I have also learned to be an active listener.
Q: What motivates you?
A: I am motivated by family, faith, and a desire to be a good person.
Q: What do you enjoy about the new Baltimore/Washington Campus?
A: I enjoy the ability to expand our services to the community in a state-of-the-art facility. I love the light, open spaces, and the smiles on the patients’ faces when they’re enjoying all the amenities the hospital has to offer.
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love to cook, watch sports, and spend time with my family.
Q: What career advice do you have for a new nurse?
A: Bedside experience is invaluable. Career growth and progression is great but at the heart of nursing is caring for patients. Also learn as much as you can about the specialty of nursing you choose. Learn the history, pathophysiology of disease processes, and the mechanisms/actions of drugs.
Q: Who is your hero? Why?
A: The men in my life are my heroes. From my great grandfather to the grandfathers of my father and husband. I learned a strong work ethic, compassion for others, faith, humor, the importance of education, and being of service to others.
Job Title: Nurse Administrator, Baltimore/Washington Campus
years working at Sheppard Pratt
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