Wayne Rockhill, Nurse Practitioner, Waterbury, CT, Waterbury Hospital


Nurse Practitioner Waterbury, CT

Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner

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  • I am a nurse practitioner (NP) who cares for adult patients who have undergone cardiac catheterization/angioplasty or open heart surgery. I collaborate closely with cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. Our patients come directly from the cardiac catheterization lab or the operating room and remain on the Cardiovascular Unit until discharge. I work with other NPs and RNs. In addition to cardiologists and CT surgeons, I regularly work with physician specialists (e.g., anesthesiologist, intensivist, pulmonologist, nephrologist, hematologist, neurologist). I also work closely with pharmacists, case managers, social workers, respiratory therapists, and physical therapists.

    I am responsible for admitting and discharging patients from the unit. I manage up 6 patients per shift, many of whom have complex medical/surgical presentations. I am responsible for assessing and manageing patient progress status-post cardiac catheterization/angioplasty and open heart surgery, including ordering medications, labs/diagnostics, and treatments. I handle complex tasks involving advanced hemodynamic monitoring, central lines, intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, arterial/venous sheaths, chest tubes, mechanical ventilation, and temporary pacing.

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner

Hospital Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fairfield University Master of Science, Nursing, 2013
  • Western Connecticut State University Bachelor of Science, Nursing, 2008
  • University of Valley ForgeBachelor of Arts, Education, Leader's Scholarship, 1999

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Professional Memberships