Shaden Mustafa, MSN, RN, CNL is currently a critical care and trauma nurse at Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ. She has also served as the critical care Unit Practice Council chair since October 2014. In this role, she has been leading her unit to implement evidenced-based research into bedside practice to improve patient care outcomes and nurse sensitive indicators. Some of her accomplishments have included:
- Reducing oral mucosal hospital acquired pressure injuries in patients on ventilators,
- Decreasing central line-associated bloodstream infections,
- Helping to develop a rapid response role to improve intensive care coverage,
- Aiding to improve patient mobility,
- Helping to diminish readmission rates by implementing nursing care plans electronically, and
- Improve staff satisfaction by providing a forum for staff to discuss concerns with senior management.
All of her initiatives have been made possible through the work of interprofessional teams and the shared governance model. She continually recruits critical care nurses to join shared governance committees to further advance her unit’s role. Shaden fosters a shared decision-making approach between her clinical nurses and her leadership team.
Shaden received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University in 2013. She has presented locally and nationally on the evidence-based practice initiatives she completed as part of her clinical nurse leader training. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Clinical Nurse Leader Association, American-Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and the New Jersey State Nurses Association.