Nicole Ahl, RN, Director or Nursing
Providing RN oversight on every case from day one
How long have you been a nurse?
I have been a nurse since 2005 with the majority of my nursing experience within the acute care setting here in Fredericksburg.
What experience do you bring to Brightstar Care?
My knowledge base comes from the diversity of specialty fields in which I have worked. I spent many years soaking up skills and becoming an expert in caring for clients in the Medical/Surgical behavioral health setting, but I also did some time in trauma/cardiac step-down, and on an observation unit which focused primarily on stroke/TIA and MI (Myocardial Infarction) rule out. Within all of these areas I held some form of a leadership role. Being a guide and mentor to my team is something I take much pride in.
What aspects of your job are you most passionate about?
There are two that I hold the highest integrity for. The first, ensuring that clients’ needs are met specific to that client. Not one client is like another. It is important to take the time to get to know the client as a whole and not just their illness, to help develop a strong nurse/client relationship that centers around trust. The second is building a strong team of caregivers that are passionate about providing quality care to our clients. It is important for our caregivers to feel empowered to advocate for the clients they care for.
I provide a higher standard of care for our Brightstar Care clients by….
Meeting the clients where they are in the current moment but understanding that the needs of care may fluctuate. I thrive in collaboration and can anticipate the future needs of clients to prepare our team to meet those requirements of care.
If you have questions about how RN oversight works at BrightStar of VA - Fredericksburg, or if want to speak with our Director of Nursing, please call us at (540) 376-3131.