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Good Samaritan Nominates Jennifer Davis, ANP-C, for Nurse of Excellence Award

June 20th, 2016

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s nominee for the Nurse of Excellence Award, sponsored by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, is Jennifer Davis, ANP-C.

Co-workers say the tapestry of her career in nursing, woven throughout the last 17 years, embodies dedication, leadership, excellence, spirituality and warmth.

Lead Nurse Practitioner and colleague, Kym Harvell says, “She sets a great example for all caregivers at our hospital and the community. She emanates spirituality and warmth. Her kindness and soft-spoken ways are genuine and from the heart. She can make the day brighter just by being there.”

Nurses recommended for the award must meet certain criteria; including demonstrating outstanding contributions to the nursing profession; achievement within a particular area of nursing, including clinical practice, education, research or management; leadership that provides a role model to inspire other nurses to improve the quality of their performance and assists other nurses in their development; participates in activities that foster a positive public image of nursing as a profession.

Anthony Uberti, PA-C, Director of Advanced Practice Professionals who oversees a department of 70 Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants says “Jen sets the highest standards of personal and professional excellence for herself and brings out the best in those around her.” She is a Nurse Practitioner who obtained a Masters in Adult Health from Stony Brook University while working full time as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department. She became the first Nurse Practitioner in neurosurgery, creating the Neuroscience Advanced Practice Service 12 years ago.

She is a leader and resource for her peers in neurosurgery and eagerly shares her knowledge with the nurses. Jennifer has developed neuroscience education and training for critical care nurses and annual education for emergency department new graduate nurses.

Jennifer volunteered to be a member of the Code H, Hazmat Team at the hospital, attending an annual training course and responding to any hazardous material incidents at the hospital. In addition, she is a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance Company, a certified American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor, and volunteers her time as a nurse for the Joslin Diabetes Camp on weekends to help children with Type I diabetes.

She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and achieved National Certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. In addition, she is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association, Long Island Chapter and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Gamma Chapter. She holds numerous certifications in life support and trauma.

“This nominee embodies these principles and lives by them in her personal and professional life. She is a true role model for nurses and all health care providers.”

Jennifer is married to Tim Davis, who she met at Good Samaritan Hospital and currently works in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).