John R. Shimek, PCCN, RN

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  • Professional Information

    Job Title :
    Progressive Care Nurse

    Specialties :

    Hospital Affiliation :
    Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

    Practice Name :
    Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

    Years in Practice :

    Description of Practice :

    Trained as a Paramedic at Loyola University and Taught Back Safety for the Red Cross; Was a Chiropractor for 20 Years; Certified Acupuncturist Trained in China with the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncturists; Val Victorian of Ethel Bower School of Nursing Class; Serves as a  substitute Teacher (Math and Science) in the Phoenix School System and on the Indian Reservations; Received Awards for U.S. Aid in Vietnam for Working with Wounded Vietnamese civilians. Served as a Captain in Civil Air Patrol where  he flew search missions and Led Ground Rescue Teams. On the Speaker's Bureau for "HEEL/.BSI" and Spoke on Spinal Pathology and Degenerative Disease.He has lectured at BTMC on the nutritional approaches to medicine in shared leadership meetings.He is a pilot who volunteers to fly medical missions.Working with relief agencies he has assisted in the care and relocation of refugees.

    Areas of Expertise :
    4 Years

    Education/Degree :
    Ethel Bower School of Nursing

    Year Graduated :

    Professional Society Memberships :
    HEAL BHI, AACN, Life Extension Institute

    Honors and Awards :

    • Ethel Bauer
    • Val Victorian
    • U.S. Aid in Vietnam

    What made you choose a career in nursing?

    I chose nursing because it encompasses care for all aspects of the human being. Where other disciplines deal with the part,nurses care for the whole.Nursing covers a vast reservoir of humanexperience, from the highly technical and scientifically based assessment of patients to the importance of human touch in caring for the critically ill.We guide our patients through the turbulent waters of illness and yes, the final passage. From admission, throughout the hospital stay and discharge, the nurse is the care giver, counselor, educator, patient adovate, a source of strength,comfort and hope in times of crisis.It is important

    What motivates you at the start of each day?

    Each day is a gift, use it wisely, there is so much good we can do to ease human suffering and give hope.

    Attributes Success To:

    Commitment, Dedication, The Endless Possibilities His Career has Offered Him; Being a Nurse Has Given Him Tremendous Purpose; He Believes Being a Nurse is the Heart and Soul of the Medical Profession

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    Hobbies/Sports :
    Reading, Hiking, Being Outdoors, Flying, Opera and Jazz Music

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