Adelaide Emery, FNP-BC, APRN, MSN, CNL, CNOR, is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her associate degree in nursing from St. Philip’s College. She received her BSN and Masters of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Adelaide has been a perioperative nurse by practice for the last 22 years, a lifetime member of AORN for 18 years.
Adelaide began practicing at a Pediatric Doctor’s office and then went to HealthSouth Surgical Hospital working Pre-op, Post-op, Extended Recovery. After that experience she went to the Operating Room at Methodist Hospital. She also worked at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, specializing in Pediatric Surgery. Her focus was in Pediatric Cardiac, ENT, Neuro, and Urology services. Working all aspects of surgery from neonate to elder adult has transformed her knowledge and skills to understand the dynamic mix required in perioperative nursing.
"I want to continue the momentum we have gained in bringing more operating room nurses to the meetings. I have advocated and campaigned for many years at all of the hospitals for nurses and scrub techs to attend our meetings.
My vision for the future of the chapter is to grow to a large chapter of AORN and have more active members of the chapter. I want to see more participation from all of the health systems in our local area. I also hope to see new activities, so we gain the interest of all the members to chapter functions."