S1 Ep5 From Diploma to Coordinator and Everything In Between with Morgan Boyer MPH, RN, NVRN-BC, CNRN, SCRN, CTC
Enjoy this laugh filled and jam packed episode with Morgan Boyer. We discuss her start in the science world with a passion and goal of benchmark laboratory science that spanned a dairy farm and chicken farm with quality assurance roles, to an eventual move into a diploma nursing program at Reading Hospital. We detail some of the differences between working in different organizations such as a rehabilitation hospital, community hospital and Magnet/comprehensive stroke, level 1 trauma center. Morgan tells stories and shares her experiences in both a neuroscience unit as well as Interventional Radiology including what to look out for in your co-workers and why a team aspect is so important. We then transition into telehealth and telestroke as well as hospital finances, the difference between a for-profit and not for-profit hospital, where telehealth may be going in the future and Morgan’s new role as a stroke and sepsis coordinator. She also provides excellent tips for new nurses along the way!
Morgan is a non-traditional nurse with her early career spent in laboratory science in research and quality assurance. She became a registered nurse in 2009 and began working in a cardiac progressive care unit at a local community hospital. She then transitioned to the Neuroscience Integrated Care Unit at Penn State Health where her passion for the complex and unique neuroscience patient was uncovered. Her career then transitioned to interventional radiology and had the opportunity to participate as a procedural nurse in acute interventions. Her path changed with an opportunity to expand and support PSH’s telestroke program as a coordinator. During this opportunity, she was able to expand her skills in process and quality improvement with research skills. She supported 18 partner community hospitals via education and collaboration. During this journey, she obtained her BSN, and, eventual Master’s in Public Health. Once she completed her degree, she accepted a role as a Neuroscience Project Manager for a 5 hospital health system. Currently, she is a Clinical Program Coordinator for Stroke and Sepsis for Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. Morgan has certifications in Neurovascular Nursing, Neuroscience Nursing, Stroke Nursing and as a Certified Telehealth Coordinator.