Debra Ann O’Donnell

Title: Registered Nurse

Company: Aetna, Inc.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | November 23, 2010 | Debra Ann O’Donnell, RN, BSN, MSNEd, registered nurse for Aetna, Inc., has been recognized by Elite American Nurses for her dedication, achievements and leadership in all aspects of health care.

As a registered nurse with Aetna, Inc., Ms. O’Donnell enjoys her opportunity to educate and speak with patients about their health care needs and options. With Aetna, Inc., Ms. O’Donnell is responsible for addressing patients before and after surgery and following up with them, as well as coordinating their in-patient care. Devoting her life and career to helping others, Ms. O’Donnell attributes her success in nursing to her background as a girl scout. As a girl scout, until she was 21, Ms. O’Donnell learned how to work as a team and be a leaders, she also learned how to nurture people and care for others. Ms. O’Donnell has since become a girl scout leader for over 20 years and has even volunteered her husband to help the girl scout organization; he manages the girl scout cookie drive.

With over 33 years of nursing experience, Ms. O’Donnell initially chose her career path after watching as a friend die of Hodgkin’s disease and her grandfather die of cancer. Ms. O’Donnell earned a Master of Science in nursing education from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Villanova University. She earned a post-baccalaureate certification in health service management from Philadelphia University in 1994 and a registered nurse designation from Germantown Hospital School of Nursing in 1977. She has been honored with the Gold Award from the Girl Scouts Council of Eastern Pennsylvania, awarded in 1973, and an Honor Award from the American Legion in 1968. She actively volunteers her services and expertise to various local charities including, the Nurses Group of Holy Family Church, Girl Scouts of the United States of America as a Group Leader, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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