Marci, L.Resnicoff RN, BSN, HNB-BC
Brooklyn, New York


Marci is currently the charge nurse on a 30 bed rehabilitation unit at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and prior to this position she was a staff nurse on the medical-surgical unit focusing on surgery, trauma and cardiac step-down.  In her current position she has created and implemented a Rehab and Relaxation program to work individually with patients to decrease anxiety, reduce pain and improve sleep.  Marci has been a Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher since January 1996 and teaches classes in all levels of Reiki energy.  Marci is a member of the AHNA Practice Committee, serving as the Co-Chair of the Community Building Calls project, and she also is a local Network member and co-founder.  In an earlier career she was a paralegal and owned her own theatrical production company that produced a solo show and she taught physical and vocal warm-ups for a production crew for a literary theatrical festival. She is a member of the Federation of Nurses-UFT and the Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Marci’s volunteer participation has included Co-Chairing The Creative Coalition, a high school forum committee that organized volunteers to educate and facilitate group discussions with students on current social and political issues at New York City high schools, leading weekly meditation and Reiki sessions for HIV+ clients at the Star Clinic, Suny Downstate Medical Center (2006-2008) and currently leading weekly mindful meditation classes for hospital staff and visitors.


Education

Connecticut College, New London, Conneticut, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Bachelor of Science, Nursing.
The BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation, Florence, MA, Integrative Healing Arts Program Certificate Program for Holistic Nursing.

I came to nursing as a second career, hoping to bring my holistic work in meditation and Reiki to a larger population. I became board-certified as a holistic nurse and discovered that the AHNA was the community I envisioned when I began my nursing adventure. I became involved with the Practice Committee, helping develop and implement the Community Building Calls as a way for members to share with and learn from each other. And, as part of my self-care, I co-founded a Local Network Chapter of the AHNA, which is growing.

    As a former actor, who balanced performing with other jobs (as most actors do), I come to the AHNA table with experience as the producer of a solo show, a paralegal, and as both staff member and volunteer at not-for-profit organizations. (The resume is a sampling of my experiences.) As the AHNA transitions from a small to midsized organization, I recall experiencing this years ago, from the staff’s perspective: the uncertainty mingling with hopefulness. It inspired me to run for the Membership Coordinator position to offer my services and perspective to the Board and membership during this transitional period as we continue to grow and thrive as a community.

Working in both employment and volunteer capacities as a leader, I believe that encouraging the collaborative effort of the group insures the greatest success. While I am able to referee and finalize decisions (as I frequently have to now on my unit and when I was producing the solo show), I work best when collaborating as a team. I believe that the input and talent of many outweighs an individual’s expertise and wisdom.

In my present work position as ANCC, I am in charge of executing the smooth running of the Rehabilitation Unit at night; I oversee the RNs and NAs and ensure good, consistent patient care. I believe encouraging team work and good communication among the staff helps make this happen. As the Development and Program Associate of the New Israel Fund, I was in charge of executing fundraising and educational outreach events for donors and potential donors. I had a staff of 20 volunteers to assist me in carrying out this work. As a volunteer at The Creative Coalition, I successfully co-chaired the High School Forum committee. Part of my duties were to jointly develop, execute and evaluate the ongoing educational programs we held in NYC high schools. To do this successfully, I oversaw a group of 5 – 10 volunteers who participated in the process and the events.

Statement of Belief

I came to nursing as a second career, hoping to bring my holistic work in meditation and Reiki to a larger population. I became board-certified as a holistic nurse and discovered that the AHNA was the community I envisioned when I began my nursing adventure. I became involved with the Practice Committee, helping develop and implement the Community Building Calls as a way for members to share with and learn from each other. And, as part of my self-care, I co-founded a Local Network Chapter of the AHNA, which is growing.

    As a former actor, who balanced performing with other jobs (as most actors do), I come to the AHNA table with experience as the producer of a solo show, a paralegal, and as both staff member and volunteer at not-for-profit organizations. (The resume is a sampling of my experiences.) As the AHNA transitions from a small to midsized organization, I recall experiencing this years ago, from the staff’s perspective: the uncertainty mingling with hopefulness. It inspired me to run for the Membership Coordinator position to offer my services and perspective to the Board and membership during this transitional period as we continue to grow and thrive as a community.

 
 


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