My name is Lynette and I’ve worked for St. Joseph’s hospital since 1998. I wanted to be in healthcare since I was a kid. At first, I worked as a Respiratory Therapist taking care of a wide spectrum of patients. Although I loved respiratory, I also felt the urge to become a nurse. I wanted to take care of the patient in a more holistic way. I felt this passion, as I still do now, and feel I am here to help others.
I was always told that because of my background, I could do much more with the community and populations. Someone referred me to the Nurse Navigator position and it was just the right fit. I love to talk to patients and evaluate every aspect of the person physically and psychosocially-this job allows me to do just that. I incorporate my teaching background to educate my patients about medications, lifestyle changes, and many other pertinent health related issues. I am currently in school for my Master’s in Education at William Paterson University.