Member Spotlight: Andrew Storer, PhD, DNP, FNP-C, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, CWCN-AP, FAANP, BSN
Welcome to the WOCN Society Member Spotlight blog, featuring the inspiring stories behind our members. This month, we’re spotlighting Andrew Storer—the new Clinical Editor of the WOCN Society.
About Andrew Storer
Andrew’s nursing history spans academia, practice, and administration. He started his career as an emergency nurse before earning his MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner and then his DNP. He began working with the Emergency Nurses Association—first at the local level, followed by the national level—where he became a member and then chair of the Clinical Practice Guideline Committee. His work on the committee further grew his interest in research, leading him to pursue his PhD in Nursing.
In addition to performing nursing research and helping nurse leaders and front-line nurses implement clinical best practices, Andrew has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles, presented at over 20 national and international conferences, and served as a reviewer for several nursing journals. He is certified as a family, acute care, emergency, and wound nurse practitioner, and is a fellow in the National Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Making an Impact
While already a member of the WOCN Society, Andrew’s new role as Clinical Editor means that he will use his proficient clinical knowledge to critically review, edit, and revise WOCN documents. He is driven by a strong belief in the importance of useable clinical information that’s easy to find, helpful for the everyday practitioner, and evidence-based.
“I enjoy taking research and complex clinical knowledge and translating it into useful information for the clinician at the bedside,” Andrew said. “As the clinical editor for the WOCN Society, I get to do exactly that.”
As the WOCN Society’s Clinical Editor, Andrew wants to learn from his fellow members, specifically about what information members want and how they want it to be made available to them.
“I think it is critical that clinical nurses have the tools they need to do their job,” Andrew said, “and the fact that I get to play a part in that is extremely satisfying.”
Favorite Mentor Moments
Andrew is a big believer in the power of mentorship, and he’s kept in touch with his nursing mentors going back to his undergraduate days. One of Andrew’s closest friends now was an early instructor of his, and Andrew is currently working on a textbook for nurses with a different former instructor and mentor.
Andrew said he encourages nurses at every level to find a mentor that can help them grow professionally and stretch outside of their comfort zone. “My mentors made me who I am today,” he said. “I am lucky to have had mentors in academia and practice throughout my career.”
A Little Look Into His Life
A resident of Buffalo, New York, Andrew lives with his husband and their 4-year-old son, Jacob. As the parent of a young child, Andrew said he doesn’t have much time for hobbies; however, he does manage to carve out an hour or two a week for flying lessons. He said that “me time” allows him to recharge.
Regarding his family’s home, it’s not Andrew’s first time living in New York—he was raised in the western part of the state before moving the Philadelphia, then the U.S. Virgin Islands—but he’s proud to say that he considers Buffalo one of the top places in the country to live. “Buffalo is termed the ‘City of Good Neighbors’ and it lives up to this reputation,” Andrew said. “People are welcoming, kind, and authentic.”
So what drives Andrew’s passion for all things wound, ostomy, and continence? He said he’s especially driven by the options for education available to individuals with ostomies, as having one can reduce a patient’s quality of life and be emotionally and psychologically overwhelming.
Andrew believes in taking every opportunity to make a positive impact on the quality of life of his patients, and he looks forward to continuing his work at the WOCN Society.
Thank You, Andrew Storer
On behalf of the WOCN Society, thank you, Andrew, for being a valuable addition to the WOCN Society and for the clinical skill, education, empathy, and trust you bring to the profession of WOC care.
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