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Nadine Streleski-Flanders Appointed Senior Director, Nursing Practice and Education
Nadine has served Kaleida Health as the corporate manager of clinical education since 2012. Previously, she had been clinical nurse educator for six years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. From 1988 through 1994, Nadine worked in high-risk OB/GYN providing direct patient care while serving as a preceptor and charge nurse. From 1994 through 2006, Nadine worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit providing direct patient care while serving as a preceptor.
Nadine has also served Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Kaleida Health by participating in important site and system-wide committees.
“Nadine has impressive experience and expertise as a nurse and clinical educator who will now bring a great deal of professionalism to her new role,” said Debianne Peterman, PhD, MSN, RNC-NIC, NE-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
Nadine earned her Master of Business Administration and Health Care Management as well as her Master of Science in Nursing from Phoenix University, and her Bachelor of Science from Niagara University.
Nadine’s initial focus will be to assess and standardize orientation programs across Kaleida Health and promote a standardized approach to competency assessment. Her department will be responsible for the continued development of community partnerships with our local schools of nursing to provide robust clinical experiences for nursing students, further enhance and develop the nurse residency program and provide ongoing support to our Dedicated Education Units (DEUs). She will also work with Kaleida Health chief nursing officers and clinical nurse educators on projects that will enhance the patient experience and improve patient safety and outcomes.