NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolyn S. Watts, M.S.N., R.N., CWON, is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Nursing field.
Watts currently serves as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Instructor at the School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which specializes in nursing administration, clinical care, case management, organizational strategic planning, project management, education (patient and professional), quality improvement, informatics, development of multidisciplinary collegial relationships and professional mentoring.
"Our nurses have a voice in virtually everything we do; they are equipped with the latest health care technology resources; and they have a wide array of professional development opportunities," according to the medical center's website.
In her role, Watts utilizes her expertise in general surgery, surgical oncology, wound/ostomy nursing, surgical oncology nursing, breast cancer care, systems analysis and improvement. She is a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse as well as a Certified Breast Patient Navigator – Imaging and Caner.
Watts earned her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from Olivet Nazarene University and then went on to earn her Master of Nursing Science Degree University Tennessee – Knoxville. To further her professional development, she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and is the President of the World Ostomy Center.
In addition to her work at the center, Watts has published several works, including Surgical Treatment of Obesity in Journal of Southern Surgical Nurses Association (1985); A Study to Compare the Overall Effectiveness of Two Hydrocollloid Dressings on Partial Thickness Wounds in Ostomy Wound Management (1988); Management of Problem Wounds in Journal of Urological Nursing (1989) and Reducing Pressure Ulcer Prevalence in an ICU Setting in Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (2007).
When not working, Watts volunteers her time to the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes and Alive Hospice. She also enjoys travel, consulting, reading and spending time with her children, Eric and Alli.
Watts dedicates this recognition to Ellen Keith, a friend and mentor, and to the loving memory of Dr. John L. Sawyers, a mentor and friend from college.
For more information, visit www.mc.vanderbilt.edu.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE Continental Who's Who