2015 Nurse of the Year
Joan Sullivan, MSN, MAS, RN, CWOCN
Joan Sullivan, a member of the Baltimore affiliate, was nominated by two separate WOCN colleagues. She is a Masters prepared, full scope CWOCN and the NICHE Coordinator at Medstar Harbor Hospital – which stands for “Nurses improving care for Healthsystem Elders”, a program model that enhances geriatric quality of care. In addition, Joan teaches a nursing course series at a local community college which includes wound and ostomy nursing care. Joan is described as someone who imparts an unending commitment to educating providers, nurses and administration, always promoting the important role of a WOC nurse within the multi-disciplinary team. She maintains active involvement with both local and regional affiliates, holding multiple offices, and is actively involved in numerous committees, offering sound wisdom and experience. Joan is reliable and dedicated to the profession she so prizes. She is the go-to person for all things wound, ostomy and continence related.