Dr. Cedonnie Curtis is a Jamaican national who received her initial nursing education and training from the University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica. She is a Certified Critical Care Nurse who spent the last 17 years in critical care and emergency nursing, and nursing education. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Immaculata University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from La Salle University. Dr. Cedonnie Curtis has a special interest in the study of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and is currently pursuing a post master’s certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at La Salle University. She is currently the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Emergency Department at Temple University Hospital and Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Authored by Cedonnie Curtis, D.N.P., M.S.N.

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Celebrating Nurses Week: Retaining and Valuing Our Nurses

Nurses play a vital role in the health care system, providing essential person-centered care and support to patients. During Nurses Week, members of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) and academic nurse leaders highlight the importance of retaining and valuing nurses, the impact of nurse turnover on patient care and health care costs, creating a positive work environment, and the need to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing.