Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Arthur Baldwin, novelist
Nursing is a combination of art and science. A nurse needs to have medical skills to help physically heal a patient; at the same time, a certain finesse is necessary in terms of choosing and especially explaining care. With more than 29 years as a wound, ostomy, continence nurse, Susan A. Bell, RN, MSN, CWOCN has mastered this combination, with a special emphasis on education.
Susan earned her diploma in professional nursing at Mercer Medical Center School of Nursing (Trenton, NJ) in 1977. After graduating, she worked as a staff nurse — first on the spinal cord injury unit at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center (Lawrenceville, NJ) and later in the critical unit, intensive care unit, and coronary care unit at Princeton Medical Center (Princeton, NJ). In 1981, Susan graduated from Trenton State College with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She spent the next 2 years working with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Trenton as a Public Health Nurse, providing home care services to patients.... continue reading about My Scope of Practice: Educating It Forward