The Nursing Professional Development Department at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital recently welcomed two new Program Managers. Kimberly Foisy, MSN, RN, CMSRN, will cover 6 North and 7 North and sit on the Diabetes Committee and the Interdisciplinary Falls Committee. Beth Waters, MSN, RN, CPEN, will cover the Emergency Department, the float pool support staff and the Nursing Supervisors.
Kimberly Foisy, MSN, RN, CMSRN, comes to BWFH from Northern Essex Community College where she served as an Assistant Professor. Prior to that, Foisy held teaching positions at MCPHS University and Salem State University and worked as an Education Specialist for Partners HealthCare. She began her career as a phlebotomist at North Shore Medical Center where she earning her nursing degree before turning to education. She still works per diem as a clinical nurse at Lahey Hospital.
Of her decision to join the team at BWFH, Foisy says, “Acute care is really where my heart is. Plus, BWFH is an academic community hospital setting, which is exactly what I was looking for.”
Foisy lives in Peabody with her husband and two children—a son aged 16 and a daughter aged 20. When she is not at work she says she enjoys dabbling in scrapbooking. “I’ve always been so nursing focused,” she says. “Now I am trying to find a hobby!”
Beth Waters, MSN, RN, CPEN, recently relocated from New Jersey to the Boston area. She comes to BWFH from the College of Saint Elizabeth where she was on the nursing faculty. At the same time, she also worked as a Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at Atlantic Health System. “I was always very torn between education and clinical,” she says. “I love my clinical work. I really enjoy the patients. Patient care has always been very important to me.”
Here at BWFH she hopes to use her clinical experience to help the staff. She explains, “I enjoy teaching nurses the right way to do things. It excites me to give them the tools they need for success.”
While she’s been an educator and clinical nurse, perhaps her most important role is that of grandma. In fact, that is the reason she relocated to the Boston area. “My children are grown and I have an 18-month-old grandson and a new grandbaby and I want to be here for them,” she says. She also enjoys walking, hiking, knitting and baking from scratch.
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