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Holly Myers earns doctoral degree

SANDUSKY – Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing employee Holly Myers, DNP, RN, CNE, has earned a doctorate of nursing from The University of Toledo and Wright State University. Myers is currently a faculty member at the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing.

Only 1 percent of nurses in the U.S. have a doctoral degree, according to NurseJournal. org. The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a terminal degree in nursing, the highest level of education available in the field.

Myers’ doctoral project, which impacts a number of programs at Firelands, was titled Breastfeeding: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Neonatal abstinence syndrome describes a neonate who has been exposed to opioids before birth. The goal of Myers’ project was to foster maternal decision making to breastfeed as a means to decrease the occurrence of NAS symptoms, decrease the need to utilize pharmacological interventions and decrease the length of stay in an acute care hospital setting for affected neonates.

Myers has been employed with Firelands for more than 17 years. She has 16 1⁄2 years of experience in the nursing field. Myers resides in Sandusky with her husband, Shawn, and a son.

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