Inpatient Transplant Unit Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners have a master's degree in nursing and are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. They assess, plan and coordinate pre- and post-transplant care. The NP provides direct patient care under the supervision of the transplant surgeons and physicians, and works closely with residents, fellows and the nursing staff.
Lois Bartels, APRN, BC, CNN
Lois joined the Transplant Institute in 2006. She is a certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nephrology Nurse. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Framingham State College, and a Diploma in Nursing from Framingham Union School of Nursing.
"After working 10 years with patients requiring dialysis, it is gratifying to work at BIDMC with the transplant patients. I especially enjoy working with patients and their families as they progress through their transplant experience and the hope these procedures provide, as well as serving as a familiar face and resource on Farr 10." -Lois
Sandra J. Crawford-Zanger, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
School: Simmons College-Adult Care NP-BC (ANCC), Masters of Science in Nursing
New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing-Diploma in Nursing
U Mass Dartmouth & Northeastern University-undergrad courses
Years Experience: 2½ years with BIDMC Transplant Institute
Sandra began working at the Transplant Institute in 2004. She is a certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing at Simmons College, a Diploma in Nursing at the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, and completed undergraduate courses at U Mass Dartmouth and Northeastern University.
"Having worked for many years as an RN in Transplant, then as a NP in Geriatrics for several years, I now have the pleasure of working as an NP with the Transplant team, providing care to patients. This continues to be very interesting and rewarding."