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Christy J. Schoonover, RN — Specializing in Critical Care

Hillsboro, OR — Christy J. Schoonover, RN, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as an Exceptional Woman in Healthcare for her achievements in the Medical field and her work as a Registered Nurse.

Ms. Schoonover is a registered nurse currently working as a travel nurse specializing in critical care. To begin her career, she earned her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1991 from Community College. More recently, she attended Chamberlain University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2022. She has been a nurse for 30 years.

 A Registered Nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province, or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role in treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include leadership, research, performing diagnostic tests, analyzing test results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up.

Ms. Schoonover wanted to go into nursing so that she would have the knowledge and experience to care for her parents as they age. She is expecting to take a full-time position with Salem Health soon when she will stay in one location and no longer be a travel nurse. She currently mentors individuals who are just starting their nursing careers through the American Nurses Association.  She really enjoys helping new nurses get their footing and be more confident in their abilities.

On a more personal note, Ms. Schoonover attributes her success to her love for helping others, learning new things, and always wanting to be a nurse. Outside of work, Ms. Schoonover enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, camping, quilting, journaling, reading, and spending time with her cat.

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