Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Sharon Mallett, Registered Nurse who has her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, is the new Director of the Medical/Surgical, Pediatric and Infusion Units at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Sharon has spent the past 17 years working at NVRH, full time for 11 years and 8 years per diem. She has also worked at North Country Hospital in Newport, VT. full time for the past 8 years.
Sharon received her Nursing Assistant License (LNA) while attending Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado and began her career as a Unit Clerk/LNA on the Medical Surgical floor at NVRH 17 years ago. She received tremendous support at both NVRH and North Country to continue her education. Sharon received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Norwich University in 1999; her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Vermont in 2010; her Masters of Science in Nursing Administration from Norwich University in 2012, and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nursing Administration from American Sentinel in 2016.
Sharon has worked as staff nurse on in-patient medical surgical units, pediatrics, intensive care units, and emergency rooms; as clinical coordinator and house supervisor in nursing administration; and as director of inpatient and emergency services. She has proven expertise in acute patient care and staff development as well as patient and family advocacy.
She has helped develop NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Heathsystem Elders) certified teams, has worked with LEAN initiatives which rely on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically analyzing and removing waste, and has earned many certifications.
Seleem Choudhury, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer at NVRH is tremendously pleased with Sharon’s new position at NVRH. “Sharon is an outstanding, dedicated leader with proven success. Her style guarantees engagement and the highest level of service by the Medical Surgical and Pediatrics team on behalf of our patients, their families and NVRH.”
Having started her work experience on the Medical Surgical, Pediatric, Infusion units at NVRH, she is committed to the staff and especially to the nursing profession. “These nurses are amazing. They work with every age, from pediatrics to the elderly, with surgical, medical, addictive and psychological issues -- their knowledge and commitment is incredible. Med Surg is the foundation of all nursing, with this specialty the Med Surg team must have a vast amount of knowledge, must be well-rounded, and keep up with all the changes in healthcare. I believe we have that team at NVRH.”
She went on to say the “My goal is to support the nurses, and help to create an atmosphere that is exciting and challenging, where they can grow and learn while giving the best patient care available. I love NVRH, and feel very fortunate to be in this role.”