Explore this issue:September 2013
—David W. Kennedy, MD
When Ronald B. Kuppersmith, MD, and his colleagues at Texas ENT and Allergy in College Station had the chance to hire a circulating room nurse who had previously worked with the practice as a nurse practitioner (NP), they didn’t waste any time bringing her onboard.
Since joining the practice earlier this year, Genna Lechler, MSN, RN, FNP-c, has been working full time, shadowing the physicians and learning the skillset involved with otolaryngology patient care, with the expectation that she’ll be seeing patients on her own, with physician supervision, in the future. Adding her to the practice means that the clinic is properly staffed to meet patient demand.