Chris O'Connell, RN, MSN, CFRN, CEN, CCRN, CTRN, TCRN
MICU Nursing Educator
Since 1988, Chris O'Connell has been a United States Army Reserves Soldier and currently serves as a Colonel with the 479th Medical Detatchment.
My military service has enabled me to have perseverance, to be more resilient and adaptable. It has given me a great leadership education and wonderful opportunities to lead. I have had many global health and ‘horizon broadening’ experiences that have given me a different perspective. I have been able to problem-solve in austere and challenging environments and it has made me a better, more knowledgeable nurse and a better person overall. The ideals of the Warrior Ethos easily carry over into my civilian work: patience, courage, faith, loyalty, fidelity, self-command, respect for elders, team work, love of comrades and country, and, of course, a good sense of humor.
Photo: Col. Chris A O’Connell, Medical ICU Nursing Educator, is currently serving with the 479th Medical Detachment in the US Army Reserves.