CREDENTIALS: DHEd, MSN, MBA, FNP-BC
After graduating from college, Dr. Washington began his career as a registered nurse. Over the last 15 years he has developed a broad background in nursing education, leadership and practice. He began working as the clinical manager of the medical intensive care unit at a premiere university hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He quickly became the Director of Emergency & Critical Services, overseeing all aspects of critical care services including the post recovery care unit. He continued his education by completing an MBA at the University of Phoenix. After several successful years as a hospital administrator, Dr. Washington decided to pursue his dream of practicing medicine and returned to Kennesaw State University, where he received a degree as a nurse practitioner. He then went on to complete his doctorate in health education. For the last five years, he has been practicing as a cardiology nurse practitioner and holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing in the nurse practitioner program at Georgia State University. His clinical expertise includes cardiovascular critical care with emphasis on open heart surgery. He also shares his expertise in emergency medicine with a Level One Trauma Center, where he practices on occasion. Dr. Washington’s area of research is targeted toward the application of telemedicine to reduce hospital readmissions for congestive heart failure patients.
Speaker: Patrick Washington