Meet our Director of Nursing
Miriam Cicchino, MSN, RN-BC, C-AL
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A NURSE?
I have been a registered nurse for over 30 years. My passion is working with the elderly and their families. I received my bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Kean University and master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. I then earned a Certificate in Geriatric Care Management from Kaplan University.
WHAT EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE DO YOU BRING TO BRIGHTSTAR CARE?
My background is in Geriatric Nursing. I have a master’s degree in nursing and hold two National Nursing Certifications in Medical-Surgical Nursing and Assisted Living Nursing. After earning my master’s degree, I received a Certificate in Geriatric Care Management. I enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure quality of care, as well as the maintenance of dignity toward our growing elderly population. My past nursing experiences include Director of Nursing for Assisted Living facilities, working with an Elder Care Law firm and practicing as a Geriatric Nurse Navigator.
WHAT PART OF YOUR JOB ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I am passionate about providing quality nursing care with compassion and dignity to our clients and envisioning this same passion to be reflected in the care that our team of care givers provide daily.
WHAT ARE THREE UNIQUE STRENGTHS YOU BRING TO BRIGHTSTAR CARE?
1. My deep-seated passion for working with our elderly clients, and doing my very best to meet their needs when they or their family members reach out to BrightStar Care.
2. To implement the Nursing process when meeting and following up with clients and implementing my clinical skills to ensure our clients are receiving quality of care.
3. To maintain open communication and provide ongoing support to our caregivers to help them to be the best they can be in their caregiving role.