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Last First Name: Evelyn Koch BSN CCRN
E-mail Address:
City: Chino Hills
State: California
What kind of nursing do you do: ICU in an oncology specialty hospital
Website: Nursing Net Best4Health NurseWeek sci-med nursing newsgroup and many more health links I've discovered surfing.
Marital Status: Single
Nationality: German, Lithuanian ancestry
How many years have you been practicing as a nurse: Too many 28 yrs
Professional organizations you belong to: AACN

Would you recommend the field: No When I went to school in NYC women became either teachers nurses or nuns Today they have many more acceptable career options. That is not to denigrate the profession however I was probably better suited to do something else when I made my choice but today I do feel very strongly about the worth and contributions of nurses to health care in general and patients in particular.
Employment changes in career: 7 plus PT in a couple of others
Reason for the change: Boredom.......I like to try different things
If you lost your job tomorrow how easily do you feel you find new employment: fairly easily but may nor make same salary, benefits and risk having to work an off-shift
In how many years would you like to retire: Another 15 years or so at about age 65 but will probably work at some nursing related job PT just to keep my brain cells engaged
Have you started any type of retirement fund: Am 100 vested in my employers retirement plan also have my own tax-deferred mutual fund retirement plan.
Would this travel : No I could leave the retirement income where it is or cash it out and roll it over without penalty into another retirement plan.

Do you feel the availability of Patient Educational Materials on the WWW would be beneficial: Definitely
Nursing School you attend if applicable: Hunter College of CUNY BSN 69. Currently attending a certification program at University of California, Riverside in managed care.
Where do you work: USC Norris Hospital an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Do you carry a personal malpractice insurance policy why or why not: No used to years ago let it lapse and never got around to getting another one
Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Quality Quality Quality Lets face it the bottom line is the buck.......until that reality really sinks in and nurses equip themselves with much more business acumen and meet MDS HMOs etc. on their own turf our caring nurturing qualities will get us nowhere. When we want to make changes to improve patient care we had better present them along with a cost analysis or balance sheet or they'll never be implemented. How many nurse administrators do you know of with MBAs Being fiscally practical does necessarily change the end point or goal-Quality Patient Care- only the means of how to get there

What attracted you to the field of Nursing: I didn't want to be a teacher and I was much too rambunctious to be a nun
Favorite TV show and musical artists: ER Homicide Law and Order Mystery X-Files Millennium........Eagles in general those oldies that are still around making music today
Favorite food: Italian or any ethnic food authentically raw fish please........
Personal or favorite Quote: penny-wise pound-foolish...............guess where that applies
Qualities you admire in your friends & loved ones: Humor Loyalty fair weather friends need apply
Pet Peeves: Dumb drivers tardiness people who spend too much time on the phone work
Major turn-offs: People who expect special treatment or benefits because of who they are or because of their wealth.

Hobbies and activities you enjoy outside of work: Love the movies.....reading snow skiing when I'm in shape and the sun is out eating out with friends travel.
Pets favorite vacation spots: 2 pound cats...Pepper and Snowshoes. Just bought an Orlando time-share so looking to find a favorite vacation spot
Other areas of interest and expertise: Im interested in many things read a lot so I pick up a lot of information about many subjects.......somewhat of a trivia nut

See also: California Local Services

California Nursing: Battle Hymn of the California Nurse, California Nurses, California Nurse Entrepreneurs, California Management Nursing Jobs, Nurse Recruitment California Schools of Nursing

Education: California Business Schools, California Colleges & Universities, California Law Schools, Magazines: California Journal

Travel: California Diving Destinations, California Golf Courses, California Parks, California Theme Parks, California North America, California Summer Camps, California Tour Operators, California Zoos & Aquariums

California Nurses:

Carey Nancy, RN CCRN BS

Ellenberger, Diane, BSN, MS, RN, California, Legal Nurse Consultants, neonatal, obstetrics, pediatrics

Gould, Cheryl,

Jenkins, Linda B., RN, BSN, PHN, ACCE

Kathi, RN, BSN PHN MSN in progress

Evelyn Koch, BSN, CCRN

Leejay, SN-BSN

Alicia Orlow, LVN ASN RN working on BSN

Parlee Ronald, LVN

Quandt Jennifer, SN

Departments & Specialties Represented: Emergency Department, Home care, Intensive Care Nursing, Medical-Surgical, Education, Informatics, Neonatal (NICU), Obstetrics (Bilingual), Psychiatric

California Board of Registered Nursing
400 R St., Ste. 4030 Sacramento, CA 95814-6239 Phone: (916) 322-3350 FAX: (916) 327-4402 Contact Person: Ruth Ann Terry, MPH, RN, Executive Officer Web Site:
California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205 Sacramento, CA 95833 Phone: (916) 263-7800 FAX: (916) 263-7859 Contact Person: Teresa Bello-Jones, J.D., M.S.N, R.N., Executive Officer Web Site:

See also:

California Nurses Association:
California Nurses Association 2000 Franklin St. Oakland, CA, 94612

California Nursing Students' Association:

Home Page For CodeRN2

Operating Room Nursing Council of California:"The Operating Room Nursing Council of California (ORNCC) has been meeting for more than 10 years. Members are either "Associate" or "Chapter Representatives" (volunteers from each AORN chapter in California)."

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, San Diego, California:"AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) is the professional organization of perioperative nurses that unites operating room nurses by providing education,representation, and standards for quality patient care."

PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association of California:

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PERIOP: An Electronic Forum for Perioperative/OR/Theatre Nurses WorldWide. This mailing list is unmoderated, and open to nurses and other health professionals interested in the care of patients immediately before, during and after surgical & interventional procedures. You must be a subscriber to receive & post messages to the list; instructions for subscribing can be found here: Currently the list has nearly 1300 subscribers, representing 13 countries over 5 continents. It processes 50+ messages each day on a variety of professional topics. It allows rural or isolated OR nurses to network with their peers and get opinions and answers to their questions. It introduces North American nurses to healthcare culture in other parts of the world, and lets nurses from that world listen in on our concerns.

General Links for California:

California Department of Health:"The California Department of Public Health will provide more focused state leadership in public health and health care financing and create a more effective public health infrastructure in California. The department will increase accountability and improve the effectiveness of both public health and health care purchasing activities."
(916) 558-1784
For relay services for the hearing impaired or speech impaired, please call:
MCI from TDD 1-800-735-2929 or MCI from voice telephone 1-800-735-2922
Sprint from TDD 1-888-877-5378 or Sprint from voice telephone 1-888-877-5379


Growth House, Inc: provides information and referral services for agencies working with death and dying issues both internationally and in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Cedars-Sinai Health System:
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