Amy R. Young, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, is a clinical nurse specialist intern in the neurological and neurosurgical intensive care unit at Cleveland Clinic main campus. Young made her foray into the nursing profession in 2008, joining Cleveland Clinic’s neurology team as a staff nurse in intensive care. In 2013, she transitioned to clinical nurse specialist intern, and in 2014, plans to serve as a clinical nurse specialist upon completion of her Master’s degree. Her professional experience includes patient assessment, development of care plans, procedure assistance, patient and family education, and more. Throughout her career, she has acted as a charge nurse, serving as both a resource for her nursing colleagues and as a liaison between nursing and physician staff members.
With special interests in education and professional development, Young has served as a performance-based development system (PBDS) coach in an effort to mentor new registered nurses, guiding them throughout their 13-week orientation process. She is also a shared governance co-president for her unit with responsibilities that entail action plan development for unit-specific practice and process improvement initiatives. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2008, Young held a one-year position with The Ohio State University Medical Center. She was employed within the medical center’s ambulatory surgery area as a patient care associate. Young is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
- MSN, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2014
- BSN, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2008
- Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
As Young is just entering her clinical nurse specialist career, she has created a leadership path for herself through the significant work she has done as a staff nurse and clinical nurse specialist intern. With a leadership philosophy that is teaching-based, she encourages others to use insight and evidence-based practice to deliver superior patient care and improved outcomes.
Young’s clinical expertise lies within the area of neuroscience and neurology nursing.
A mentor to new nursing hires, Young is a PBDS coach, aiming to effectively train and orient newly graduated nurses to the health system, unit, and registered nurse role. She is also a clinical nurse specialist lecturer for the neurological and orthopaedic/rheumatologic institutes and provides educational materials and consultation as part of Cleveland Clinic’s hospital-acquired infection prevention days.