Judy Hollingsworth, RN, MSN, CNSClinical Nurse Specialist and Manager of Clinical Operations
...by Judy Hollingsworth, RN, MSN, CNS
...My name is Judy Hollingsworth and I am the nurse coordinator for the CF Center at Indiana University (James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children).
To get all the nitty gritty out of the way, our center follows 350 patients at Riley Hospital
and an additional 100 between our Outreach Clinic in Evansville, Indiana and our other clinic in Fort Wayne, Indiana.We follow both adults and children at our center; we are working on a stronger independent adult care center.I have been the coordinator for 9 years now and have seen many changes at our center, most recently a change in our center director, more on this later.I am a clinical nurse specialist, but completed a perinatal nurse practitioner program, what a change huh?In addition to my CF responsibilities I am also the Clinical Manager for our Pediatric Pulmonolgy section.I have found, after years of meeting other CF nurses that we tend to be the nurses who also direct nursing policy and staff for our sections.