NWP: How Are Nurse Leaders Able to Retain Nurses During A National Nursing Shortage? Wendy with Lisa Bazinet, RN, OCN, CNML
Lisa Bazinet RN,MSN,OCN, CNML is the Regional Nurse Manager of Oncology Services for Hartford Healthcare East Region. She has experience in the inpatient areas as well, being both a nurse manager for an inpatient oncology unit, 28 bed medical surgical as well as IVT. Lisa has been a RN for almost twenty years starting her nursing career first as an LPN. She has worked as a nurse at the bedside for over 17 years in various settings before going into a more formal leadership role.
She is a graduate of St Joseph’s College in Standish Main obtaining her Master’s Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Administration. She is also an alumni of both the University of Connecticut and University of the State of New York.
She holds two certifications in both oncology nursing and nurse management/leadership. She is also a 2006 receiptant of the Florence Nightingale award.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys walking with her dogs, two German shorthaired pointers, Chase and Echo, boating, reading mystery novels ( James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen) as well as spending time at the beach.
The reason why I wanted to become a nurse manger several years into my nursing career was because I had a really great leader who could take even the busiest of days and make them better. I think because she made, the nurse at the bedside, feel supported and valued. Nursing is hard work emotionally, physically and mentally and to have your leader “get it” and support, hear you and value your opinion, is what I strive to do at all of my centers each and every day. Being a “hands on” manager is critical to a team’s success. You have to walk the walk and talk the talk. My motto has always been “treat others as they would like to be treated”. Every day can be hard, but each day also can be a new opportunity as well.
She is married to her husband Paul who teaches high school and her and husband have two sons, Alex and Jack. And of course the two dogs.
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