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Cynthia MacDonald

Cynthia MacDonald

Cynthia MacDonald has been a registered nurse for 17 years, with most of her clinical background focused in pediatric and neonatal intensive care. She has worked in hospitals and also extensively as an agency nurse traveling locally to hospitals in order to fulfill staffing needs, both per diem and on a contract basis. This provides her with a wide base of knowledge and experience on how area hospitals operate their units, and also how different doctors practice. She enjoys working with children and babies on a daily basis, and also interacting with their families during a time of crisis, making their stay as pleasant as possible.

A Career in Nursing: Is it for you?

December 9th, 2014 by

Nurse and Little Girl In the mid 1800’s, Florence Nightingale paved the way for modern nursing, advancing the craft to be symbolic with compassion, integrity and professionalism. Today, registered nurses constitute the largest sector of healthcare workers, with the US employing over 3 million nurses.  Yet, despite the fact that nursing is projected to be a leader in job growth, over 515,000 nursing related jobs will remain unfilled in 2015.[...] Read More...