"This Fellowship is the proudest I've ever felt to be a nurse. It was because of this Fellowship and being surrounded by a community that's so supportive and so inspiring that motivated me on my pursuit to help others."
Charlene Platon is the Director of Ambulatory Nursing at Stanford Health Care (SHC), where she collaborates with operational and clinical partners to advance, develop, refine and innovate ambulatory nursing clinical delivery operations throughout the enterprise. Previously, Charlene was a Manager of Advanced Practice in the Center for Advanced Practice at SHC, with a primary role of leading process and quality improvement initiatives to optimize practice for advanced practice providers. Charlene pioneered and facilitated SHC’s first Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Administrative Fellowship program to mentor and position expert clinicians as future healthcare leaders. In addition, she is a member of the Innovation Tech Governance Steering Committee at SHC, representing innovation in ambulatory nursing.
Charlene’s J&J Nursing Innovation Fellow Journey
For Charlene, becoming a Fellow couldn’t have come at a better time in her career. She joined the Fellowship to focus on bringing nurse-led innovation to the forefront of healthcare by developing a digital solution to promote the well-being of nurses and clinicians. Charlene credits the Fellowship as a multiplier in her career, collaborating with peers to bring the lens of nurse innovation to conversations and opportunities far beyond the bedside. Currently, Charlene is creating tools that tackle nurse wellbeing head-on and combat nurse burnout. Her mission is to tackle nurse burnout and create a professional environment that she had always envisioned and aspired to have as a nurse. Her proximity and intimate understanding of the challenges facing nurses today serves to guide her in tackling them head on.
The Fellowship has opened doors for Charlene that she couldn’t have imagined prior and has empowered her to think deeply about the impact she can make both as a nurse and an innovator. As she begins to seek partners to bring her wellbeing application to nurses across the nation, the Fellowship continues to serve as a source of inspiration and confidence in her ability to lead and inspire innovation.
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