Providing RN oversight on every case from day one
Stephanie Zishka, BSN, RN
How long have you been a Nurse? I have been a registered nurse for 23 years. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Iowa in 1992. What experience do you bring to BrightStar Care®?I began my nursing career as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse, which eventually led to being a trainer, mentor and charge nurse in some of the largest Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers in the country. I also spent many years as an Emergency Room nurse and as a Home Health Care Nurse caring for various home care patients. My nursing career eventually led me down the path of not only being our Director of Nursing, but being part owner of our agency with my husband Steve and friend TJ. My leadership skills and passion for helping people have grown BrightStar of Fort Wayne into one of the premier home care agencies in Indiana. What aspect of your job are you most passionate about? I am passionate about keeping people in their own homes on their terms with an increase in quality of life. I enjoy educating our clients and families whether it is simply about their disease and diagnosis or assisting them through the end of life process. I provide A Higher Standard of Care for our BrightStar Care® clients by… Listening to them and their stories which are used to create personalized plan of cares for our caregivers to follow. I enjoy getting to know them and their families in order to better understand what is important to them. If you have questions about how RN oversight works at BrightStar of IN - Lafayette, or if want to speak with our Director of Nursing, please call us at (765) 237-3650.