Elizabeth Moore: Climbing the Clinical Ladder
Elizabeth Moore never expected to become a nurse.
She became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) after high school so she could earn money to pursue training as a dental hygienist. But then she took a job as a nurse tech in the emergency department at Annie Penn Hospital and everything changed.
“I fell in love with emergency nursing,” Elizabeth says.
Becoming a Registered Nurse
Elizabeth’s passion and talent for caregiving were obvious to her Cone Health colleagues, and they encouraged her to advance her career by pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN). After earning her ADN, Elizabeth made the transition to practicing RN as a member of Cone Health’s first New Graduate RN Academy.
“Elizabeth is an incredible nurse and preceptor,” says Annie Penn Hospital Emergency Department Nursing Director Sandra Kuelder, RN, BSN, MSHCA, NE-BC. “She has grown up in the department and I believe she will continue to climb the clinical ladder.”
REACH Scholarship Recipient
After three years as an ED nurse, Elizabeth took another step forward in her career with an RN to BSN program. She took advantage of Cone Health’s financial assistance programs to help fund her education.
“I love the values of Cone Health,” she says. “I love the many opportunities that are offered.”
Strong Culture, Daily Inspiration
Elizabeth says she enjoys Cone Health’s positive workplace and opportunities to be involved in evidence-based patient care.
“The culture at Cone Health is leading nurses to bigger and better things in the future of health care,” she says. “Many more nurses are getting engaged in research, and evidence is guiding their decisions, leading to better care and better outcomes for patients.”
That’s important, she says, because patients are her constant source of inspiration.
“All it takes is one patient to smile or show gratitude for my care, or to be in good spirits despite their condition, to get me going,” she says. “People say nurses make a difference in patients’ lives, but sometimes I think it’s the patients who make a difference in the nurse’s life.”