Chelsea Bancroft, RN
Hi, I’m Chelsea, a 22-year-old nurse from Boston, MA. I wish I could list all these credentials to show what an amazing nurse I am, but give me time. I’m just starting! I have my BSN and I am currently working my first job in a community hospital on a telemetry or progressive care unit.
I see patients with acute MI’s, pacemakers, new onset atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. I have only been working there since the middle of August and have got some very good experience so far. Before this I worked as a nurse intern for two years and that gave me some background in patient care. I think my passion is intensive care so I am working my way up there.
I find everything about nursing fascinating and I love that I have been given this opportunity by StressedOut Nurses to write about my life as a nurse. I love learning new things and I am so proud to be apart of such a great profession.
Deanna Miller, RN, MSN/Ed, HCE
With more than 20 years of nursing experience, Deanna is currently the Manager of Inpatient Units & Staff Development at University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center in Geneva, Ohio. With vast experience in Medical Surgical Nursing, Critical Care, Long-Term Care, and Health Care Education, she finds a sense of fulfillment in nurturing novice and seasoned nurses alike. As an author and researcher, Deanna is always up on the latest trends in nursing.
In her free time, she enjoys her animals, gardening, and computers.
Lawrence Underwood, RN
Lawrence is a registered nurse specializing in orthopedics and neurology. I am a member of patient satisfaction committee, and help facilitate communication between nursing and CNAs. I was a CNA for two years, and before that, an activity director in a nursing home for three and a half years.
When I’m not busy working, I enjoy golfing, writing performance poetry, and dabbling in the arts. All the world is a stage, and you’re almost always on.
Richard Freedberg, RN, MSN, MPA
Richard Freedberg has earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Lansing Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from Michigan State University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from University of Detroit-Mercy, a Master of Science in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University, and is a doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Health Studies at Western Michigan University.
His clinical experience includes staff nursing and management roles in medical-surgical and mental health acute care settings, home care nursing, and medical intermediate care. He is currently professor of Mental Health Nursing at Lansing Community College in Lansing, MI. In addition, he continues to practice in a clinical setting (nursing is a stunningly incredible way to spend your life!)
Mandy Young, RN, Certified Health Coach
Mandy Young graduated from the University of Utah in 2004 with a BS in Nursing and a minor in Chemistry. She worked at the University of Utah Hospital on the inpatient rehab unit for a year before moving to Baltimore.
While in Baltimore, she has worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Neuroscience department, Occupational Health Department, and the Medicine Department. She is also currently enrolled in the MSN/MPH program at Johns Hopkins University. She will graduate in May of 2009.
Tanya Becks, RN
Tanya is a registered nurse currently working and residing in Michigan. As a student nurse at Lansing Community College, she traveled to Africa to perform cardiovascular screenings in a village in Ghana. She is pursuing graduate studies with an emphasis on natural therapies and community health.
She is interested in travel nursing, and would be especially interested in becoming a nurse for a circus.
Mike is a Senior Managing Editor at HCPro, Inc., and the administrator of StresssedOutNurses.com. He has been writing and editing nursing articles, books, and newsletters for more than two years. He has attended several NSNA conventions, appeared in a couple YouTube videos, and looks forward to whatever other new adventures his work in the nursing field may bring.
Mike earned his master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University in 2003 and is a huge basketball fan of the Orange. Feel free to share his love of the ‘Cuse!
Keri is an Editorial Assistant in the nursing group at HCPro, Inc. She helps maintain two Web sites (including this one), edits the journal Strategies for Nurse Managers, writes articles, and conducts market research within the industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Salem (MA) State College in 2007.
Outside of work, Keri loves traveling, music, photography, and pug dogs.
Julie is an editorial assistant in the nursing and case management markets at HCPro, Inc. She works on all of HCPro’s product lines for case managers including books, audio conferences, journals, and eNewsletters and contributes to Web sites for the nursing market.