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Meghan Kane, RN, BSN

Job: Clinical Nurse Manager
Hospital: VNA of Care New England
Care New England Family Member Since: 2005

When you speak with Meghan, she talks about doing what you love. She's always known she wanted to be a nurse, but didn't consider she'd find her love in homecare. Today, she's passionate about keeping people healthy, safe and happy in their homes. And, she loves doing it with the Care New England team.

Why did you become a nurse?
Ever since I watched the TV show ER, I knew I wanted to be a nurse. I pictured myself in the ER until I was ready to retire. I was there for five years until I found homecare and I fell in love with it. It is very different than people think. Everyday is a new experience, going into someone's home and delivering care in a non-hospital environment. You have to be very independent and quick on your feet with good clinical assessment skills, because you never know what you will run into. Nurses, patients and families develop bonds with each other, and it's really satisfying to know that something you did helped keep this patient out of the hospital and at home where they want to be.

How have you advanced your career within the VNA of Care New England?
I started as a case manager and after three and a half years, moved into an office position as the triage nurse. I have recently stepped into the role of clinical nurse manager.

Why should someone consider working at Care New England?
CNE has good benefits and longevity for employees, which makes it a worthwhile place to work.

What do you do in your department to have fun and create a family atmosphere?
We decorate the office for holidays, and when someone has a birthday or event in their lives, we come together as a group to honor that person. I was having a baby a little over a year ago and everyone came together to throw me an amazing baby shower after hours. I cannot even express the gratitude and thoughtfulness of all my colleagues and management.