Carolyn A. Boone, MSN, RN, CCTC
Renal Transplant Coordinator (Duke Transplant Center)
"I have always considered certification an honor and am proud to have achieved that. It is nice to be recognized as knowledgeable about transplant. This does aid in providing excellent care to our transplant patients."
Katherine Johnson, CCTN
Director, Heart & Lung Transplant Program, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston, TX)
"Transplantation encompasses all facets of nursing—from the clinical and physiological challenges of patient care to coaching and mentoring patients and families, and even interacting with the community as I promote transplantation. It ties into the entire scope of the nursing practiceat the highest level of clinical knowledge, so it's a wonderful challenge all around."
Linda Ohler, RN, MSN, FAAN, CCTC, FAST
Associate Director of Quality Regulatory and Education, NYU Langone Transplant Institute (New York, NY)
"The best part of my job is seeing patients’ lives change from beingverysickand often near deathtoa much healthier state with an improved quality of life.I use everythingI learned in college and more!Transplantation is a growing profession—Ifeel like I'm on the cutting edge, and giving my very best is important to me."
Jeanine Elkin, RN, BSN, CCTN, CCTC
"After obtaining my certification for transplant nursing and coordination, my opportunities in my nursing profession flourished. I became an expert in the transplant field. The trust level with my patients and their families has increased. The institutions that I work/worked at value my credentialing, They have been supportive of the additional education requirements and encourage myself, as well as, others to obtain their certification(s). It takes commitment, hard work, and dedication to take care of the special needs of the transplant population."
Phil Hanson, CTP, CPTC
Organ Recovery Coordinator, Donor Network of Arizona (OPO)
"Helping individuals andtheir families make their last wishes come to fruition is very meaningful to me. Specialized certification from ABTC is important for ensuring my colleagues and I bring standardized knowledge and expertise to the field of organ donation and transplantation."