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Mary Anne W.

Chicago, IL

Personal Information

  • Specialty

    Urologic Nurse
  • Degree


My first nursing position was as a staff nurse on a General Medical Unit. I was promoted to assistant head nurse on an Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Unit and later, I was named head nurse. Soon after, a new outpatient clinic was developed at the hospital, and I was promoted to nurse coordinator of the Center for Urologic Health. Filling this new management position required that I learn a new arena of outpatient care as well as everything I could about the urology specialty. I partnered with a urologist to learn the specialty, and in the process I became a member of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA).As a urology nurse I care for patients in all age groups. In the outpatient setting in which I work, an abundance of diagnostic studies (such as urodynamics) and minor surgeries are performed. Patient education and preventive care are vitally important for my staff because this type of patient interaction has an impact on the quality of life of our patients.I am committed to the urology specialty and find it very rewarding. I found it very important to verify my urologic expertise and became certified in urology (CURN). The science of nursing is ever changing. As a member of SUNA I have the opportunity to remain on the cutting edge of the most current diagnostic studies and treatments available to the urologic community as well as network with my peers across the nation. I hope that one day I refer to you as one of my urology nursing colleagues.

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