Dawn Davis is an RN with a varied background working in numerous settings. She began her nursing career as a perioperative nurse and during that time worked part time as a family practice nurse. Dawn transitioned to the NICU and in 2006 also worked with hospice patients, where she introduced and supported the implementation of the electronic health record in the homecare setting. While working in the NICU, Dawn had the opportunity to practice as a case manager for the Department of Youth and Family Services in Camden County, NJ. She realized that her communication skills and strong advocacy could be used to support the profession of nursing on a much different level.
In 2010, Dawn joined the information systems department as a clinical systems liaison to be a voice in the implementation of computerized nursing documentation and physician order entry, ensuring that the quality of care delivery is maintained through this evolution. She has served as a key member of the informatics council within her organization's shared governance and is a member of the Delaware Valley Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Dawn has been awarded for her volunteer participation in training first responders in her county through a community emergency response training program, which provides courses to residents to empower them to become active within their towns in time of need. Dawn was nominated in 2011 for Nurse of the Year through March of Dimes for her work in informatics.
She completed her BSN in nursing in 2012 through Chamberlain College of Nursing. Dawn has continued in her role within the information systems department and in 2013 obtained the role and title of the first clinical informatics specialist at Inspira Health Network, a Magnet-designated hospital, where she continues to practice.