Kristina Watterson, BSN, RN, CPN was appointed the Hospital Nursing Practice Council Chair for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Medical Center. In this role, Mrs. Watterson facilitates a monthly meeting of all Arnold Palmer Medical Center (APMC) Unit Nursing Practice Council Chairs and Vice-Chairs. She is also a member of the Orlando Health Corporate Nursing Practice Council, the Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Orthopedic/Neurology Unit Nursing Practice Council, APMC Magnet® Steering Committee, the APMC Joint Commission Readiness and Sustainability Council, the Orlando Health Nursing Operational Redesign Council, and the Arnold Palmer Hospital Quality Collaborative. As a leader and member of these various councils, Kristina is able to deliver feedback and share information in a bi-directional manner through council and committee meetings.
Mrs. Watterson is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and is a board Certified Pediatric Nurse, awarded by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
For the past three consecutive years, on her Pediatric Orthopedic/Neurology unit, Mrs. Watterson served as the lead author of three quality improvement projects that resulted in poster presentations at Arnold Palmer Medical Center’s annual Magnet Fair. In addition to her monthly council appointments, she attends annual conferences such as the Orlando Health Nursing Excellence Conference, the Orlando Health Quality Retreat, and the APMC Nursing Practice Council Retreat.
“I am so honored to have been elected as Chair of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center’s Nursing Practice Council. I have had the opportunity to form relationships with some of the most influential people who work for our organization. I have grown professionally through attending and participating in some of the many hospital and corporate councils, committees, and retreats. My role has allowed me to advance in my practice as a Clinical Nurse, while working for a company I admire and love so much”.