IANANT Nurse Spotlight - Elizabeth Antony
Elizabeth Antony is a quality improvement safety coordinator for the solid organ transplant department at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Elizabeth’s states, her mentors guided her to get into quality improvement and she enjoys her work. The quality improvement projects, chart audits, and collaboration with other healthcare providers improve quality of care, better patient outcomes, and thorough due diligence preventing patient harm. She encourages future nurses to be part of professional organizations like IANANT and explore different professional development opportunities. IANANT interviewed this inspiring new leader to know her professional story.
What do you aspire to achieve in the next five years? Any advice for future nurses?
I aspire to continue to learn and grow professionally and hopefully complete my Doctorate degree. Nursing is a very noble profession dedicated to the service of mankind. Nursing has several opportunities to learn and grow. I can relate personally to how going into nursing built up my confidence and brought out my hidden talents. Like any other profession it is not easy, requires a lot of hard work and dedication but in the end, it is the right thing to do. I would encourage future nurses to be part of a professional organization like IANANT, keep an open mindset and explore different professional development activities.
What are your hobbies? What do you do for fun? How has nursing changed your life?