PCNA Fall Education Event –
Best Practices for Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases
Saturday, October 24th from 8:30 to 11:30
@ the Franciscan Education and Support Center
Pre-registration required! Register now using the form below. For the purpose of identification for contact hours, please provide all information requested below. PCNA members are guarantee spots until room capacity is reached. Other RNs & LPNs will have seats confirmed on a space available basis.
We’re collecting donations for the Rescue Mission. Please bring diapers (all sizes) and travel size toiletries to the education event to be distributed by the Rescue Mission to community members in need.
Amanda Mackey – 2015 PCNA Nurse of the Year!
Amanda is a native of Pierce County, graduating from PLU in 2004 with her BSN. She has worked for St Clare Hospital for 10 years in the Ortho Med Surg Unit as a floor and charge nurse. She is very active with her charge nurse team, mentoring new nurses, and assisting with process improvement projects for the hospital. A former DAISY award winner, she participates in Shared Governance and is involved in the Development and Engagement Committee for St Clare. Amanda also leads the Physician and Provider Experience Team for Franciscan Experience—working to assist physicians in their job satisfaction and performance and recognizing excellent providers with the Gold Star Award. She also participates in Standards Committee for CHI Franciscan updating policies and procedures for the system.
Nominations for Amanda described her passion for teaching, mentoring and supporting coworkers and her leadership abilities. “Amanda personifies excellence every day.” “An exemplary professional who is a team player with a positive attitude with an interest in teaching.”
At St. Clare, Amanda teaches the pre-operative Joint Replacement Class to patients about to undergo hip and knee replacement surgeries. Nominations included quotes from patients “I went to class before my surgery, and when I came in and she was my nurse, I knew I had an expert caring for me. It makes me feel safe.” “She is so bubbly and nice; she keeps me up to date on my care.”
In her free time, Amanda shares her love and passion for nursing with young people throughout Pierce County by visiting area high schools on career days. Amanda also sings with the Tacoma Symphony Chorus and is an avid gardener.
On August 3, 2014, Dr. Klatt, a very well known and respected member of the Tacoma medical community and the founder of Relay for Life passed away at age 71. We are very grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Klatt for joining us at our May banquet as we celebrated Nurses Week. Our thoughts are with Dr. Klatt’s family and friends. If anyone is interested, donations to Relay for Life can be made online at www.relayforlife.org.