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Celina Cook, R.N., PCCN
Celina Cook, R.N., PCCN, a heart center nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, is making a difference — not only for her patients but also for her practice. Cook has been the chair of her unit’s Unit Based Council (UBC) for three years.
“When things aren’t working on our unit, we turn to our UBC to come up with our own solutions,” said Cook. “The UBC gives frontline nurses the opportunity to provide input on decisions.”
Cook claims that she is “an accidental nurse” who planned on being an interior designer.
“I thought I’d just do nursing for a little while, and I cried all the time while I was in school because of the stress,” she said with a laugh. “But once I realized that I could really make such an impact on my patients, I never looked back.”
Spend just a few minutes with Cook, and you’ll feel her enthusiasm for nursing and making a difference.
“Our patients are just little angels in disguise,” said Cook. “They are so appreciative, and it’s great to know that you can make such a difference in their lives.”
Nursing at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas, is more than a science, and more than an art. It is a calling-characterized by compassion, purpose, meaning and respect.
Texas Health hospitals in Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano have earned Magnet recognition.
Texas Health honors that calling by creating a Magnet(ic) work environment for nurses that promotes professional autonomy, nursing excellence and evidence-based practice. It is an environment where compassion — both for patients and each other — is standard operating procedure. This environment also provides a Texas Health nurse with competitive compensation and a combination of benefits that's hard to beat.
Nursing With a Voice
An active clinical practice model at our hospitals features unit based councils that empower nurses to shape their work environment. Managers with open doors, a well-defined grievance process, a systemwide Nursing Congress, input solicited via surveys and meetings and performance evaluation all provide opportunities for the Texas Health nurse to be heard.
Nursing With Opportunities
From the daVinci® system for robotic surgery to BrainSUITETM technology for intraoperative MRIs, Texas Health hospitals offer some of the most advanced, minimally invasive technology available. Texas Health nurses are on the forefront of learning these procedures and putting them into action. Plus, our nurses actively participate in collaborative research, and the organization promotes enrichment through a wide range of nursing educational opportunities, including onsite and online educational degree programs.
Nursing on a Fully Loaded Career Track
The Nursing Career Advancement Program (NCAP) at Texas Health features a unique track that allows direct patient caregivers to advance in their careers while staying at the bedside. The program recognizes and financially rewards these nurses for professional involvement and leadership, achievement and expertise. We also have rewarding nursing advancement programs for managers and educators.
Nursing With Choices
With 14 different hospitals in the system, Texas Health nurses can choose to work at urban or rural facilities, acute care or short-stay hospitals, and East Texas to North Texas locations. The ability to move within the system, while keeping the same benefits, gives nurses a level of flexibility that's hard to match.
Nursing With a Bond
Compassion begins with caring for each other, and Texas Health nurses are committed to developing relationships that go beyond their job duties. Teamwork, camaraderie and effective interdisciplinary partnerships are the hallmarks of the Texas Health nursing community.
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