paulPaul Tankersley, MSN, BSN, RN, OCN

Paul Tankerlsey has been a nurse for 10+ years, and is employed as the Director of Infection Prevention and Control nurse in Houston medical center in an LTAC setting. Clinical experience includes Joint Commission facility survey leadership preparation, program and policy restructuring for medical/surgical, intensive care, renal and hepatic transplant, and infection prevention. Program physician liaison program to ensure patient, nurse, and physician communication focuses on care without time delays or errors.

Paul is currently finished his MSN Healthcare Policy program at Chamberlain University. Paul completed the RN to BSN bridge program at Galen College of Nursing San Antonio, currently serving as a public spokesperson. Paul is on the advisory board for program curriculum for CHCP (College for Health Care Professionals), a partner with NAA. Paul has created multiple partnerships between higher learning organizations, healthcare corporations, and healthcare advocacy groups to decrease education costs and build strong advocacy partnerships.

The past year of my life has been crazy. This past year has proven to be a real challenge. As a full time nurse and nursing student, I have an over-whelming number of assignments, duties, and tasks to keep up with on a daily basis. Add in 12 hour clinicals 3 days a week, there is very little downtime in my life. Just a ton on my plate until school is finished but I wouldn’t trade my life for anything less.

Infection prevention and control has changed my life, and I love being a nurse. It is the most rewarding career. There are so many opportunities for nurses whether it is at the bedside, in the clinic, on the unit, in the classroom, or leading. Going to school has been a real blessing in my life. I enjoy working with other students as a team to complete our education which is one of the exciting things about going to school. I am anxious to finish my current degree program and to get started in my next adventure as an advance practice nurse.

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  • Janet Friday, 05 February 2016

    I don’t know who agreed to give the Board of Nursing (BON) the authority to use their own tribunal to prosecute bedside nurses. I don’t even know why nurses did not challenge the rules and regulations the BON has assumed for themselves over the years. Do you?

    Check out the story in current issues of a nurse's real life fight to save her license and fight for nurse's in Texas.

  • Janet Thursday, 07 April 2016

    I truly hope that nurses are taking the time and making the effort to learn how to protect themselves from actions by the state BON. It is critical for nurses to take a proactive approach to potential abuse, neglect, and retaliatory behaviors of healthcare organizations and individuals. If you think that you are immune to something happening to you, think again!

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