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NurseWise Presents Clinical Training Best Practices at American Academy of Ambulatory Care N

NurseWise presents at American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) Conference to more than 700 nurses from across the country.
    ST. LOUIS, MO, May 31, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- NurseWise, a national nurse triage and health education provider, was honored to present at the 39th annual American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) Conference, May 19 through 22, in New Orleans, La. More than 700 nurses from across the country assembled to share best practices, health care trends and ambulatory care and telehealth nursing developments.

"NurseWise has adopted a continuous quality improvement process that helps us to develop superior clinical training programs designed to further strengthen the industry-leading health care services we provide to more than five million lives each year," said Kim Tuck, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer of NurseWise. "Our goal is to produce improved health outcomes and clinical care experiences that positively impact the people we care for on a day-to-day basis."

NurseWise Clinical Educator Shemelle Davis, MSN, RN, NurseWise Director of Compliance Dana Houle, MHM, BSN, RN, CCM, CPHQ, and consultant Sherry Smith, MSN, MBA, RN, co-presented a session titled "Toward Clinical Excellence: Reinvigoration of a Clinical Training Program." The session centered on the importance of creating clinical training programs that focus on the unique knowledge, challenges and training needs of telehealth and triage nurses.

Dana Houle, MHM, BSN, RN, CCM, CPHQ
As the Director of NurseWise's Compliance Department, Dana Houle, MHM, BSN, RN, CCM, CPHQ, manages all facets of compliance oversight for NurseWise. Houle joined NurseWise in 2010. She holds a master's degree in health management from Lindenwood University, a bachelor's degree in nursing from Maryville University, and an associate's degree in nursing from St. Charles County Community College. Houle also holds professional certifications in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Achieved Case Management Certification (CCM).

Shemelle Davis, MSN, RN
With nearly a decade of nursing experience, Shemelle R. Davis, RN, MSN, is a skilled clinical leader who joined NurseWise in January 2014. As NurseWise's Clinical Educator, she has developed an enhanced training track for nurses with evidence-based nursing practice, developed a preceptor program, created a mentor program, and is crafting e-learning modules to advance annual continuing education for the clinical staff. Davis holds a master's degree in nursing from Walden University, a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Missouri St Louis, and is a graduate of the New Teachers Institute at the University of Central Missouri. She is also an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nursing.

About NurseWise
NurseWise is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation that is in the business of providing multilingual telehealth (nurse triage and health education) services. We partner with health plans, hospitals, providers, colleges and universities, and other specialty organizations to ensure all callers have access to high quality, appropriate care. Our services are designed to encourage callers to become active participants in their health care, engaging in activities that promote appropriate utilization of care resources as well as better health outcomes for individuals and their families. We have provided uninterrupted service every day since 1995. NurseWise experienced Customer Care Professionals and Registered Nurses at our Clinical Care CentersTM across the country provide Care.Right.Now. through delivery of health information, education, and advice in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. NurseWise has locations in Tempe, Ariz.; El Paso, Texas; Tyler, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; and St. Louis, Mo. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at

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