Iredell Health System is pleased to announce Heather D. Stevenson, MSN, RN, as its new Director of Education.
Stevenson has extensive experience in the healthcare field in various medical settings. She was a licensed practical nurse for 17 years, working in a pediatric office for most of those years. Stevenson also worked in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit and became cross-trained in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Stevenson has additional experience as a care coordinator, interim nurse manager, clinical manager, and as an educator in the pediatric intensive care unit. In 2020, Stevenson accepted a position with Iredell Health System in the education department. She also currently teaches nursing clinicals for Forsyth Technical Community College.
As the Director of Education, Stevenson will mentor and lead the education staff, ensuring every employee in the health system is up-to-date on their education.
“Healthcare is ever-changing. It is the education department’s responsibility to make sure we are staying up-to-date and providing the best evidence-based practices and resources to ensure the safest possible care for all our patients,” she said.
Stevenson is a member of several different committees within the health system, including clinical informatics and professional development. She is also a member of the Society for Pediatric Nurses and the Association for Nursing Professional Development.
Stevenson received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester and later earned her Masters of Science in Nursing, with a concentration in education, from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.
In her free time, Stevenson enjoys spending time with her family and boating on Lake Norman.
“I love my team. I am grateful to have the opportunity to make our department thrive and be looked upon as mentors, not just for nurses but for all staff,” she said.