EMS Week 2020 – Whitney Cline
May 22, 2020
Saluting Whitney Cline
Happy EMS Week to all our wonderful EMS Partners. Working with the best!
Today we are saluting Whitney Cline, FNP-C, ENP, MSN, BSN, RN, CEN, EMT and HALO-Flight Nurse.
Whitney’s nursing career began in 2007 at Spohn Memorial, a Level II Trauma Center, and she continues to work with CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, hired on as Family Nurse Practitioner in the Shoreline Emergency Department in 2016.
She joined the HALO-Flight Team in 2014 as a Flight Nurse. Whitney graduated from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She graduated from the HALO-Flight EMS Training Academy in 2015. https://haloflight.org/programs/ems-training-academy/
In 2016, Whitney graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Degrees from TAMUCC.
Reflecting back on fond memories, Whitney recalls that when she was a freshman in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University College Station in 1998, when during the Corps March an elderly man became unresponsive. As a summer life guard, I had my CPR Certification so I rushed over and immediately started CPR on him until the ambulance arrived. Later, I found out that he survived due to my quick response and was awarded the Aggie Life Saving Award, the Silver Valor Medal from the ROTC, and a Citizen’s Certificate of Merit from the University Police Department. “This is a moment,” Whitney explains, “I look back on that made me want to go into the healthcare profession.
Whitney’s fondest EMS memory was while on a flight she assisted with the delivery of a healthy baby girl while transporting the Mother to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital – South. “This was special to me since my grandfather was an OB/GYN and a flight surgeon. I knew he would have been proud of my career path,” Whitney said.
Thanks Whitney for all you do to improve care for our patients and South Texans. WE SALUTE YOU!