Experienced in emergency room and trauma nursing, Sheila Heising, RN, knew she wanted to go into nursing as young as 10 years old. She has a lot of determination and that comes from the way she was raised. She attributes it to her parents, who both earned college degrees, and it was never a question if she was going to go, but where she was going to college. Currently, Ms. Heising serves as a perianesthesia and COMTAC care nurse at the Wexnet Medical Center of the Ohio State University.
Prior to the start of her professional career, Ms. Heising pursued a formal education at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006. In addition to being a registered nurse, she is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and is a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Active in her local community, Ms. Heising partook in Pelotonia in order to raise money for the James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute at the Ohio State University in August 2019. Participating for the last four years, the fundraiser consists of a 100-mile bike ride, which she completes in roughly four hours.
Moving forward, Ms. Heising applied to nurse practitioner school and hopes to achieve even more goals. What motivates her on a daily basis is her love for her job because she loves what she does. There have always been obstacles, but she learned ways to overcome them. Ms. Heising would like to be remembered by her patients and peers as someone providing a warm, caring environment and that they mattered. She took the time to make a difference, and explained and relieved their fears of upcoming procedures.