Debbie Rouse has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. Since joining MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, she worked as a permanent charge nurse of a surgical unit and then found her passion in the Vascular Access Service Department where she is currently working. Debbie was the chair and co-chair of the Evidence-Based Practice and Research Committee at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center for two years. She also represents the Research Committee at the corporate level. She has been very active in the planning and disseminating of information on the Bedside Shift Report to the associates within her institution. She also played an active role in its implementation.
Debbie has presented at national, regional, and local nursing events as a podium and poster presenter and has been published professionally. She received Baltimore Magazine’s Nursing Excellence Award for 2016 and Distinguished Nurse in a Support Role Award for Nurse of the Year 2016 in her Organization.