Caroline Ashman

Caroline Ashman

Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Clinical Education Department
Eastside Medical Center
Snellville, Georgia
United States

Caroline Ashman is a very conscientious individual who gives careful attention to detail during her daily operational routines.  She is an energetic nurse leader who is respected by her colleagues, and her attitude, spirit, and work ethic are contagious.  In her service to patients and nurses as well as her collaborative relationships with other nurse leaders, Caroline has learned to work with a variety of different personalities and has become quite proficient in dealing with people of diverse backgrounds and needs.  In her role as the Director of Professional Development and Education as well as her membership in various hospital committees, Caroline has demonstrated professional and exemplary leadership and managerial skills second to none.  Additionally, Caroline has mentored many new nurses entering the nursing profession and has molded them into the highly skilled and competent professionals they are today.

Yet, above all of Caroline’s many wonderful traits shines her commitment to education, professional development, patient service and patient safety.  She is a servant leader to the fullest, and she is known and recognized for her exemplary qualities as a leader and patient advocate!  To Caroline, not only patients, but nurses are a priceless commodity, and she provides quality education, direction, and guidance to everyone she leads with the dignity, courtesy, and respect each deserves.  Her service to me as the Chief Nursing Officer is extraordinary, and I have found Caroline to be extremely conscientious, sensitive, professional, and completely loyal. Caroline has maintained an exceptional reputation over the course of time I have known her across all company boundaries, and she has an unending love and compassion for serving others, which is evident in everything she does.  Beyond that, her moral and ethical character is beyond reproach.  Above all else, Caroline is committed to the care and improvement of human life.

Following are just a few of the accomplishments that her deserving of the DAISY Nurse Leader Award:

Just received the Clinical Excellence Award from Georgia State University’s School of Nursing

Ongoing CEU Provider Status for nursing

Presented an EBP poster project at the annual Academy of MedSurg Nursing Conference

Maintain ongoing certification as a designated continuing education provider

Facilitated and led EMC’s annual Skills Fair for all clinical areas

Began rounding on other departments as needed to facilitate better communication and service

Taught a Medical Surgical Certification Review Class for EMC

Planned and executed a CCRN/PCCN review classes

Increased the number of ACLS & PALS classes to better accommodate demand

Taught over 50 classes to clinical staff specific to our key drivers, “Pain & Explain”

Offered a CPR Instructor class bringing in Respiratory Therapists who wanted to teach CPR

Successfully applied for contact hour provider for Social Workers and Case Managers

Spearheaded the first cohort with a School of Nursing to teach classes at Eastside

Helped plan and execute two Open Houses for New Graduate Residency

Partnered with several schools and facilitated student placement (over 200 students)

Established Clinical Education Experience (CEE) with Georgia Gwinnett College of Nursing

Partnered with 8 schools to offer tuition discounts for our nurses wanting to obtain a BSN or MSN degree

Successfully implemented new graduate residency program and graduated 44 residents thus far in all nursing specialties

Selected to teach the Med/Surg Certification Review Course at the upcoming AMSN national conference in Washington, D.C. this Fall