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Kathleen DeAngelis, RN

Job: ED nurse
Hospital: Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Care New England Family Member Since: 1991

When you read on and hear Kathleen speak about her commitment to nursing, you'll understand why she said her job is demanding, fast and fulfilling. We think you'll also see that her heart is in her work.

Why did you become a nurse?
I became a nurse because I always wanted to do something that made a difference in people's lives. My mom was a nurse and I saw how she impacted the lives of her patients.

What makes Memorial a great place to work?
I have worked at other hospitals in the past, and the difference between "them" and Memorial is the team work and cooperation among the staff. 

Describe a typical day at work.
There is no such thing as a typical day in the emergency department. I never know what the night is going to bring, but that is why I love emergency medicine!

How have you been able to advance in your career with Care New England?
I have been able to advance my nursing at Memorial by participating in educational classes offered at Memorial and other Care New England hospitals. I was able to complete SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) training at Women & Infants. I have also been able to assist with RIDMAT (Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team) because Memorial was able to cover shifts when I assisted in the H1N1 vaccination clinics.

Why should someone consider working at Care New England?
Care New England is a great place to work as a nurse because they offer great health care, they encourage advancing individual's education, and they offer diverse job opportunities through the [health system].