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A day in the life of… Cindy Sullivan (AANN President)

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This week we’re celebrating the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses’ Neuroscience Nurses Week by highlighting the impacts of neuroscience nursing care across neurology. We explore what a typical (or not so typical!) day is and the diversity of roles within neuroscience nursing, as well as finding out more about the best, worst and strangest parts of the job.

In this article we talk to Cindy Sullivan, Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ, USA) and President of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

Are you a neuroscience nurse? Let us know how this fits with your experiences by commenting below the article!

Name and Title: Cindy Sullivan2

Cindy Sullivan RN, MN, ANP-C, CNRN
Nurse Practitioner
Department of Neurosurgery
Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

Brief biography:

Cindy Sullivan serves as a Nurse Practitioner within the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) where she has worked for over 20 years.  She has also cared for neuroscience patients in the intensive care unit and worked in case management, stroke certified programs and in industry.  Currently, Cindy specializes in the care of complex spine and neurotrauma patients for the Joint Commission-certified traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury programs at BNI.  She Certified as Neuroscience Registered Nurse and Adult Nurse Practitioner, and is the current President for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and a member of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses scientific committee. Cindy has lectured locally, nationally and internationally, and has published articles on the care of neuroscience patients.

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