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A day in the life of… DaiWai Olson

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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 DaiWai Olson, Staff Nurse and Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at the University of Texas Southwestern (Dallas, TX, USA) and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

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

Name and Title:daiwaiolson

DaiWai M. Olson
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

Brief biography:

DaiWai Olson, 53, is a nurse attending at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas (TX, USA), where he works as a staff nurse in the neurocritical care unit and as the Director of the Neuroscience Nursing Research Center (NNRC). He is also the current Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (JNN). DaiWai has been married for 30 years to Cindy Olson and has three children and five grandchildren. He started his professional nursing career with an Associate Degree in Nursing and obtained his PhD in 2007.

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