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International Nurses Day: a day in the life of Lynn Hundley

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To mark International Nurses Day this month (12 May), we’re asking neuroscience nurses from across the field to share their typical working days, what inspired them to become a nurse and the challenges that are present in the field.
In this interview, we speak to Lynn Hundley, a neuroscience clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and current President of the Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF; IL, USA) – a foundation dedicated to supporting neuroscience nursing through education, research, professional development and certification to promote excellence in patient care. Lynn is also the Clinical Effectiveness Director for stroke care at Norton Healthcare (KY, USA) and is on the Mission: Lifeline Stroke committee for the American Stroke Association (ASA) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

What does your typical working day involve?

That is a difficult question to answer, as I have a systems role in my organization. I oversee and lead stroke care for a four-hospital system. My days are never typical. I could be spending time in meetings reviewing data, teaching stroke care or leading process improvement. I could be in my office researching the literature to support all of the above or building tools/slide sets to teach. I could be rounding in one of my four hospitals to review care or assist where needed. Basically you never know where you will find me on a daily basis. As well as this, I am involved with the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN; IL, USA), AHA/ASA and our local stroke association. I could be traveling to fulfill duties for those organizations or to speak at a stroke conference. One thing is sure, my schedule is never boring.

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