Boca Regional Chief Nursing Officer Appointed President Of Nursing Consortium Of South Florida

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Staff report

Melissa Durbin, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recently appointed as President of the Nursing Consortium of South Florida.

As President of the Consortium, Durbin will lead the organization in uniting community leaders to address the region’s shortage of qualified nursing staff. Her primary responsibilities include increasing interest in nursing among middle and high school students, improving the public perception of nursing and advocating for greater funding for nursing education.

“It’s an honor and my pleasure to be at the helm of an organization that shares my passion for the nursing profession,” Melissa Durbin said. “Florida faces a serious nursing shortage issue and the Consortium will develop and implement long-term strategies to ensure our community has access to qualified nurses.”

At Boca Regional, Ms. Durbin is responsible for all nursing and other patient care functions and services. She manages the assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of nursing practices on a facility level, and is accountable for ensuring high quality, safe and appropriate nursing care, competency of clinical staff and effective resource management.