Professional of the Year - Healthcare/Nursing and Leadership

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Jenny A. Uguru

Title: Assistant Director of Nursing
Industry: Healthcare
Type of Organization: Healthcare Facility
Major Product/Service: Patient care
Expertise: With 20 years experience, Dr. Uguru is responsible for leadership, ambulatory care nursing, maternal/child care, lactation consulting, telephone triage, mentorship, and I-CARE training. She also does professional editing.
Geographic Area of Distribution: New York, New /York
Affiliations: A.N.A.; A.A.A.C.N. A.P.H.O.N.; M.E.A.
University/Degree: A.A.S., Nursing, 2002; B.S.N., Cum Laude, 2008; New York City College of Technology; M.S.N., Magna Cum Laude, Long Island University, 2013; D.N.P., Chamberlain University, 2020; Certified, Ambulatory Care; Certified, Lactation Consultant; Certified, Oncology
Born: February 14, 1982, Nigeria, Africa
Hobbies/Sports: Crocheting, reading, karaoke
Children: Saquan L. Pratt
Work History: Previously, Dr. Uguru served with acute care healthcare facilities specializing in ambulatory care, maternal-child health, and oncology.
Career Accomplishments: Dr. Uguru facilitated the opening of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at multiple sites for pandemic support. She implemented substance use screening in adult primary care, conducted facility-wide I-CARE trainings, facilitated the system-wide implementation of EPIC EMR with multi-facility go-live support, and served as an EPIC and Healthbridge EMR super user. She was key in engaging staff recognition, staff wellness, and patient experience. Dr. Uguru served as a preceptor and mentor for graduate and doctoral level nursing students at multiple educational institutions. She supported the implementation of shared governance councils in inpatient pediatrics and ambulatory care.