Estier Sayegh, BSN, RN, CNRN, PCCN, CCRN, recently assumed the role of Nurse Director in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
Sayegh began her career as a nurse at Al-Basheer Hospital in Amman, Jordan after graduating from Irbid College of Nursing. She later moved to the United States where she started working at Mount Auburn Hospital and earned her BSN from UMass Boston. Most recently, she served as Clinical Nurse Manager in the ICU at Lowell General Hospital.
Throughout her career, Sayegh has continued to learn and grow in her nursing practice. “Any time I have a learning opportunity, I take it,” she says. In fact, over the years she has earned certification in critical care, progressive critical care and neuroscience. She is also a certified CPR instructor and a certified ACLS instructor. Currently, she is continuing her education by working toward her MBA at Fitchburg State.
That’s part of what she loves about working in the ICU. “ICU nurses like to take care of sick patients. We thrive on the critical thinking required,” she says. “The learning is continuous in the ICU. Every single day you are learning something new.”
Here at BWFH, Sayegh hopes to inspire that love of learning in her staff. “I want my staff to feel empowered,” she says. “I want them to do research on their own so that they can continue learning and growing.”
Outside of work, Sayegh says she practices what she preaches. “I am very nerdy. Give me a book and I will read all day!” she explains. She also loves running, saying, “I try to run 25 miles a week. Especially after work, even if I am tired, I get out there and it takes my stress away.”
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