Donna began her nursing career at Flushing Hospital in 1989 as a student nurse and was welcomed with open arms on 2 West, formerly the med/ surg floor, by amazing nurses.
After obtaining her RN degree, Donna remained on 2 West until 1995 when she began to work as a float in the Emergency Department. This is where she found her passion for providing emergency care and remained there for the past 27 years.
Donna was raised in the Borough of Queens. She attended Catholic schools through high school and obtained her nursing degree from Queensborough Community College. She continues to perfect her trauma nursing skills by participating in initiatives that promote critical thinking and solidify communication.
When she is not working, Donna enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to music daily, especially while she exercises. This helps her to relax after a challenging shift. Donna also enjoys traveling with family and friends and going to new places every year. Her favorite destinations typically include warm weather and beautiful beaches.
Donna feels as though she grew up working at Flushing Hospital and credits her career growth to having wonderful mentors. They helped her to become the nurse that she is today. Donna now tries her best to be a supportive mentor to the young nurses she works with. She is always willing to teach, guide, and share her knowledge with them. Donna also encourages new nurses to continue their education and to keep updated on the changing trends in emergency medicine.
Flushing Hospital has been like a second home and family to Donna. She likes the fact that she gets to spend so much time with her colleagues and that they can share their happiness, sadness, stress, and sense of fulfillment for taking care of patients.
Donna has had a long and successful career at Flushing Hospital. We look forward to her continuing to work with us for many more years to come.
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