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Meet Our Nurse Contributors
Take a look at who is answering your questions. Get information on their background, credentials, and more.
Dobratz graduated from nursing school in 2017 and is employed as a perioperative nurse in an ambulatory surgical center -- Plastic Surgery Associates of Tulsa. Her responsibilities include patient care, operating room management and accreditation, and medical staff administration. She holds a bachelor of science in microbiology and disease pathology from Virginia Tech and a bachelor of science in nursing from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
BSN, RN, CCRN, CPN
Melina Burns, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPN, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013 with her BSN. She is now pursuing her MSN in nursing education and a global health certificate. She has worked in the pediatric intensive care unit as a staff nurse for over seven years, focusing her clinical expertise on quality improvement, research, and bereavement care.
Nicole Beaver, MSN, RN, is an instructor at Hunt School of Nursing at Gardner-Webb University.
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