Tidelands health care educator earns national award
May 1, 2015
Gina Carbino, a health care educator at Tidelands Health, has been named a rising star by the national Emergency Nurses Association.
The award recognizes a new ENA member who has contributed significantly to the promotion of emergency nursing locally, statewide and nationally.
“Gina advocates diligently for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice,” said Thais O. Thomas, director of staff development at Tidelands Health. “She is dedicated to setting high standards and improving methods for effective nursing practice. Her enthusiasm for health care and her willingness to share her knowledge and resources with other nurses are to be honored and valued.”
Carbino joined Tidelands Health staff development in 2014 to develop continuing education classes and programs for nurses. A former ED nurse at Tidelands Waccamaw, Carbino has created a training program for ED nurses and will serve as the program’s instructor.
She co-founded the Coastal Carolina SCENA Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association and is SCENA’s state secretary. She also is on the board of the Rape Crisis Center for Horry and Georgetown counties. A graduate of Plattsburgh State University with a degree in nursing, Carbino is certified as a sexual assault nurse examiner-adult, one of only nine in the Palmetto State.