Congratulations are in order for Amy Swanson, BSN, RN, Cox Medical Center Branson. Swanson, of Kimberling City, was presented the Leadership in Nursing Award by the faculty of the BSN program and Senior Associate Dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Swanson spent the last two years working online on the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program through UMKC. The Leadership in Nursing Award is presented each year to a student who has demonstrated leadership qualities in the clinical setting, among peers and community and possesses a strong potential to be a nursing leader in the community and for the profession.
She led a team of six students working with the Samuel Rodgers Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri. “We worked as a group to identify barriers of access to healthcare facing the surrounding community,” she says. “The results of our data were then presented to the Samuel Rodgers Health Center for its utilization.”
She is a clinical analyst and project manager in the information technology department at Cox Branson. “This role has allowed me to combine my passion for people, technology and nursing into a greater level of patient care,” explains Swanson. “Technology in healthcare merges information science, the science of nursing and computer technology to ensure the integrity and quality of clinicians practice through improved communication and documentation.”
Swanson has been employed with Cox Medical Center Branson for seven years. She and her husband Chad live in Kimberling City with their two boys.