I’ve always had a passion for education and staff development. I’m a second-career registered nurse and I work as an adjunct faculty member teaching nursing at Southwestern College. As the director of education for the San Diego service area, I have an opportunity to impact employees’ professional development and career goals. In September 2017, I started an ambulatory care residency program for registered nurses. I helped with the overall design of the program, including interviewing candidates. Of the 14 residents, three were nurses for KP On Call. This program allowed them to come back to work in the clinical arena and was a super awesome way to get staff energized. It’s a good feeling to be able to do that.
Suzanne Pomeroy, director, education and consulting in San Diego (Southern California)