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Sandy Kirchner

MSN, APRN, CCRN, TCRN, AGACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Trauma Advanced Practice Provider Team Lead
Bryan Medical Center - Bryan Trauma
S. Kirchner

Area(s) of Focus

Trauma, General Surgery, and Critical Care

Patient Group: Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal
Areas of Practice: In-patient

Brief Bio

Sandy Kirchner is the lead advanced practice provider for Bryan Trauma at Bryan Medical Center, an American College of Surgeons Verified Level II Trauma Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned her nursing degree from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2005, and a master’s degree in nursing administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln in 2013. In 2017, she received a post-master’s certificate as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Before becoming a nurse practitioner, her work included critical care nursing; she also was assistant nurse manager in the neuro/trauma intensive care unit. She is the current vice chair of the Nebraska State Trauma Advisory Board and serves on the Nebraska Region 2 Trauma Advisory Board as the advanced practice provider representative.

Connections to the Cause

Caregiver

I attended The Alliance ODASSCE course in 2018 and presented at the National Donor Summit in 2019 and met some of the amazing staff members. I was amazed by the opportunities for learning and networking at these events. After attending the summit, my desire for excellence of donor management within our organization increased. As a result, both new and improved protocols/policies and order sets have been developed within the organization. The Alliance website has been a wonderful available reference. There are endless education opportunities and I’m frequently using the community resource toolbox.

 

Alliance Involvement

Years Involved: 2.5

Past Involvement: Presenter
Current Involvement: Planning Committee - National Donor Management Summit

Alliance Presentations

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