Barbara Kostelic

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    Barbara Kostelic, RN

    Location :
    , United States

    Description of Practice :

    I currently work for the Ohio Dept. of Health as a health care surveyor.  I ensure nursing homes, assisted living, and developmentally disabled group homes provide care according to the federal and state regulations.  I have additional experience in the fields of critical care, emergency room, med-surg, home health, and long term care nursing.  I have certificates in both legal nurse consulting and forensic nursing and have served as an expert witness in various cases.  I have provided seminars to other health care providers in the areas of nursing leadership and the legal aspects of documentation. I also taught medical assisting classes at the vocational school. 

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    Honors and Awards :

    • Who's Who in American Nursing
    • Gamma Beta Phi
    • The National Dean's List

    What made you choose a career in nursing?

    I know it sounds redundant, but I wanted to help people.  I always felt if I could just do something for someone, no matter how small it might be, it could make a difference in a patient's outcome.  I also felt nursing would be an exciting and rewarding career and I haven't been disappointed.

    What motivates you at the start of each day?

    Knowing that I will encounter different people and situations motivates me at the start of each day.  As I stated earlier, I enjoy a challenge and my current position offers both a challenge and diversity.  I enjoy people and my job involves having good people skills.  I am motivated to provide assistance to the providers when I can and maintain a positive relationship.

    Attributes Success To:

    I attribute my success in nursing to taking advantage of the various fields available and experiencing them.  I have also gained knowledge in the fields of legal nurse consulting and forensic nursing to expand my scope of experience.  I enjoy challenges and have accepted administrative positions to experience my leadership capabilities as well as provide me with the opportunity to be a role model for others.

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