The Transformational Leadership Award recognizes a nurse who is a leader at the bedside, within the nursing unit and/or department promoting mutual respect for all members of the healthcare team. The award winner stimulates and inspires others to achieve extraordinary outcomes and increase their own leadership capacity.
The 2016 Transformational Leadership Nursing Excellence Award is given to Krystia Standifer. Her nominators commented, “Krystia is an excellent bedside nurse and outstanding Clinical Supervisor. She is always seeking new ideas and willing to learn new topics at any given time.”
Krystia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Murray State University in 2010. She started as an extern on 5 Central Cardiac Telemetry Unit and then transitioned into the RN role after graduation. Since beginning her nursing career at St. Mary’s, Krystia has embraced the learning and leadership of the profession by becoming involved. She received her certification as a Progressive Care Certified Nurse. Her involvement within the hospital includes Chair of the Education and Professional Development Shared Governance Council, member of the Nursing Alliance Council, Cardiac Shared Governance Council and active member in the Preceptor Program.
Krystia is very passionate about being a Clinical Supervisor on 5 Central. She helps to lead her team in providing excellent care for the cardiac patient. Her nominators commented, “Krystia is an active listener and communicates successfully. She rounds on patients and staff to ensure their needs are being met. She is a very reliable resource on 5 Central and always has a positive attitude with a smile on her face. Our huddles in the morning start and end with ‘a win’, which allows the staff to be proud of the accomplishments that have been made.”