MN, APRN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist, Northside Hospital Gwinnet
Pam Garrett is a Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist. She recently retired from a 38 year career with Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville Georgia. Pam is now a consultant for the hospital with oversight of the pulmonary program and newly achieved Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Pneumonia. Pam holds a Masters in Nursing degree from Emory University, and has practiced in oncology, critical care, and med-surg She was an assistant professor at Mercer University teaching undergrad and graduate nursing courses from 2001 to 2011. She is a firm believer that med-surg nursing is the foundation for all practice areas and should be mandatory for all new nurses. Highlights of a 43 year career in nursing include CCRN certification for 30 years, grants from AACN and the CHEST organization, and CMSRN certification for 8 years.