Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Anna Driscoll, Certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, recently joined the Hospitalist Team at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Anna is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Hospitalists are healthcare providers who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients.
Anna grew up in St. Johnsbury, the oldest child of three. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 2007, going on to the University of Vermont, where she graduated in 2011 with a BS. During college, she worked at Wake Robin in Burlington in the dietary department, with the goal of becoming a nutritionist. It was there that she was inspired to pursue her nurse practitioner’s degree, since it involved becoming more active in a broader field of patient care. Anna graduated from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2014. As part of her training, she worked as a nurse’s aide for a year, an RN for a year, and her nurse practitioner intensive and clinicals covered the final year.
Drs. Rousse and Ready are the primary hospitalists Anna works with, which she not only finds enjoyable but a terrific learning experience. According to Dr. Rousse, “Anna brings a wealth of new talent, including wound care expertise, and knowledge about the norovirus (common cause of viral gastroenteritis in nursing homes), which she did her Master’s thesis on.” Dr. Ready calls Anna “committed, conscientious, community-oriented, a good communicator, smart, a pleasure to work with and always going above and beyond.”
Anna lives with her fiancé in East Montpelier. He is pursuing his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at UVM. They enjoy downhill skiing and hiking.