Emergency Department Nurse Educator at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Recognized by National Organization

PLANO, Texas — For Christine Russe, R.N., M.S.N., education and emergency preparedness are more a calling than a job.

Christine Russe, R.N., M.S.N.
Christine Russe, R.N., M.S.N.

And the Emergency Nurse’s Association has noticed. The organization recently awarded Russe the 2011 Nursing Education Award, a national honor.

“Receiving this award is humbling and a privilege that will continue to inspire me to spread my enthusiasm, passion and love of emergency nursing and education with others,” said Russe, who is a certified emergency nurse and a certified pediatric emergency nurse. “I am blessed to get to live my passion each day as a nurse.”

Russe said that she’s always wanted to be a nurse and knew the emergency department was the place for her as early as the seventh grade.

“I knew in my heart that emergency nursing was where I needed to be,” she said. “I love working with nurses, so they can grow and develop. I take great pleasure watching the light bulb go off in someone’s mind, allowing nurses to take their practice to the next level.”

In addition to teaching employees at Texas Health Plano, Russe also teaches classes for other Texas Health hospitals across North Texas. Also, she is currently the president of the Dallas County Emergency Nurses Association.

“We are proud of Christine not only for the recognition, but of the work she does in our hospital each day,” said Dr. Jeffrey Canose, FACHE, hospital president. “Christine is an integral part of our facility because of her efforts to improve the health of the community we serve by providing the latest in education and practices to our employees.”

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.