Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist
Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Evanston, IL United States
Energetic, organized, and a real people-person, Nicole I. Ury is well suited to her career as a clinical nurse specialist with Advocate Health Care. The nonprofit, faith-based health system is the largest in Illinois. It includes a collection of hospitals, medical groups, home health services and a network of outpatient centers totaling more than 200 sites of care. Advocate Health Care’s wholistic approach means that they consider people’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, as well as their relationships to God, their families and society to be vital to health and healing. The core values of the health system are compassion, equality, excellence, partnership, and stewardship.
The biggest challenge Ms. Ury faced in her career was finding the right fit for her. She ended up choosing to work with Advocate Health care because she enjoys helping people, and she knew she wanted to be involved in women’s care. Ms. Ury considers her greatest accomplishment to be the abstract poster she created, which was presented at a convention and published in JOGNN, or the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. She also won the Daisy Award for extraordinary nursing, and attributes her success to the support of her friends and family who pushed her to do her best.
To prepare for her career, Ms. Ury earned a master’s degree in nursing, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, as well as an advanced practice nurse practitioner certification and a CNF. She hopes to finish a doctorate in the near future. If Ms. Ury could offer some advice to the younger generation, it would be to stay in school and get the highest degree possible. She hopes to be remembered for working with bereaved families and helping people along the way. Ms. Ury enjoys going to the theater and reading in her spare time, and is a member of The International Women’s Leadership Association.
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