ONE NURSE AT A TIME welcomes out newest volunteer! Deeann Mikula, RN joins our team of people who are passionate about giving back to their local and global community through volunteer and humanitarian medical pursuits. She will serve as part of our communications team by submitting articles to nursing journals both on-line and in print, as well as maintaining out blog.
Deeann has a history of volunteering. She recently earned her RN and started working immediately at Swedish Cherry Hill Emergency Department. Dee earned her EMT certification in 2004, which was when she decided that she was unfulfilled working with computers and wanted to get back to college passion for medicine. At that same time, she began volunteering with her local chapter of the American Red Cross, beginning her training in Disaster Health Services. Almost immediately upon becoming qualified to volunteer in a American Red Cross national deployment, she was sent to central Florida for Hurricane Charley.
That Hurricane Charley deployment turned into Hurricane Francis, Ivan and Jeanne while Dee was deployed in the area. It was during this incredible response that she was inspired by hard work, dedication, flexibility and sense of caring of the nurses she was working with. It was then that she decided, "Nursing is for me!" She has since volunteered on many local disaster responses and one other national response for the American Red Cross. She hopes to begin volunteering internationally on disaster responses and other support for communities at need.
Dee is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and serves on the Operations Council and the Safety Council of the Emergency Department and is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association. Her other interest include outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, snowshoeing and skiing, as well as travel, cooking and copious amounts of reading.
Everyone at One Nurse extends a hearty welcome to Deeann. She will be a valuable asset to the team!