What are you currently doing?
I am a Transition of Care Manager RN in the Population Health Department of Washington Adventist Hospital. I oversee a panel of patients who are at high risk for readmission and follow them for 90 days. I attend multidisciplinary rounds on different hospital units, perform initial intake, home visits, monitor telehealth patients, and follow up phone calls. My goal is to build a holistic patient care plan that empowers patients to stay healthy. I’ve also been a bedside nurse on a stepdown unit. I am also currently applying to DNP family nurse practitioner programs.
How did NHCM prepare you for your current role or for life after graduation?
NHCM gave me the best of both the clinical knowledge for individual patient education/assessments and the view of the healthcare system and policy as a whole. I utilize my broader knowledge of the healthcare system to identify trends and it gives me a dual mindset to think not only about outcomes of a program, but how it is to be sustainable and competitive from a business standpoint.
What was your favorite aspect of the NHCM program?
The people! Everyone in NHCM has such unique ambitious interests and we are such a collaborative bunch. Some of my best friends have come from NHCM during my time at Penn.
What were you involved in as a student at Penn?
While at Penn I was involved in the Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association, Living Water Christian Fellowship, Social Impact Consulting, Chinese Music Society, Benjamin Franklin Scholars, and was a Peer Mentor.
What do you think you’ll be doing five years from now?
I would like to be creating programs that support population health- which is founded on the idea that patients should be cared for in a coordinated, holistic way that promotes prevention/patient engagement, being proactive and not reactive. I love public health and see myself involved on a national and global level, with a particular interest in China.