Stephanie Dockter RN, BSN, RN-BC
Stephanie is a Bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurse with over seven years medical/surgical experience including a variety of different specialties. While pursuing her undergrad, Stephanie worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in both the Hospital and a Skilled Nursing Facility. She began her journey as an RN back in 2013 after obtaining her Associates Degree in Nursing in Northern Illinois (Go Cubs!). From there, she quickly enrolled in a BSN completion program at Chamberlain College of Nursing while working full time in a fast-paced Residency Program at Mercy Health Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. Her Residency provided a solid foundation in her practice of caring for patient’s in a multitude of acute settings – including Oncology, End of Life Care, Orthopedics/Trauma, and General Surgery. She then transitioned to the University of Madison, Wisconsin Hospital where she played a vital role in the grand opening of a state-of-the-art acute care Hospital and Clinics – The American Center.
She worked diligently as a medical/surgical floor nurse gaining more knowledge and confidence in her skill set and was further trained in caring for Intermediate Care level patients. She also served as the unit Diabetes Educator. It was here she began to realize her love for teaching others and served as a lead preceptor to both new and experienced nurses.
Life brought Stephanie to Houston, Texas in 2017. She immediately began working for Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown in the Observation Unit. There she quickly excelled and was promoted to Charge Nurse. Stephanie continued working for Houston Methodist at their Clear Lake location where she remained as Charge Nurse and was a member of the Fall Prevention Committee, Shared Governance, Peer Review Committee, and served as the Unit Performance Improvement Auditor. She continued orienting new nurses to the unit and took additional training to become an “Epic Super User” educating staff on the Hospital’s electronic documentation system. Stephanie was looking to step away from her bedside practice when she transitioned into her current role as Nurse Paralegal.
Stephanie has her Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and is also Board Certified as a Medical Surgical Nurse (RN-BC) from the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She is a member of Alpha Delta Nu and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Societies.