Shekinah Hensley RN, MSN, CCRN

Shekinah Hensley RN, MSN, CCRN is a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurse and Extra-Corporal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Specialist. She has spent 15 years as a nurse working at the bedside with 13 years in the PICU and 5 years as an ECMO Specialist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. She has been leading quality improvement projects for the past 4 years.

She is the Nursing Chair for the PICU Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CA-BSI) committee, beginning her work to reduce CA-BSIs in January of 2012. She uses her clinical knowledge to enhance projects related to reducing CA-BSIs for the PICU and the hospital. Her peer relationships have proven essential to gaining buy-in with new policies and procedures. She also co-chairs the hospital wide resuscitation committee, which focuses work on reducing codes outside the ICU. She recently launched low-tech resuscitation simulation in the PICU as her capstone project and she plans to grow the program to high-tech in collaboration with the hospital’s simulation department. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Mary – Bismarck, ND, in August 2016 with a Nurse Administrator Degree. She plans to use this knowledge to enhance her abilities to lead quality improvement projects while maintaining clinical presence at thebedside.