Catherine Hastings has been a member of the nursing staff in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Rochester since 1992. For the past 8 years, she has been practicing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner within a multidisciplinary team at the University. She currently works with Dr. G. Edward Vates, Co-Director of the Rochester Neurosurgery Partners Neuro- Endocrinology Clinic. As a Nurse Practitioner, she provides comprehensive care to patients with skull based tumors, pituitary tumors and cerebrovascular disorders.
Ms. Hastings is certified nationally as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner, New York State Nurse Practitioner Association and American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Association. Professionally she has served as Treasurer of the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Association in 1999-2001. In 2008, she was elected Secretary of the local chapter of the AANN.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at North Adams State College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science Degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from the University of Rochester.
Bachelor of Arts- Sociology; North Adams State College 1981
Bachelor of Science- Nursing; University of Massachusetts 1988
Master of Science- Adult Nurse Practitioner ; University of Rochester 2002
Mental Health Counselor at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric facility in Belmont, Ma 1982-1988
Registered Nurse at New England Medical Center in Boston 1989-1990
Contract Travel Registered Nurse- American Mobile Nurse, Inc., accepting short and long term nursing assignments throughout California and Hawaii 1990-1992
Employed at Strong Memorial Hospital since 1992
Neuroscience certification from 1995-2000
Local Chapter AANN treasurer 1999-2001
Rochester General Hospital in 1996 as a staff nurse to open an acute stroke unit
Unit educator on the Neurosurgery acute care unit 1997-2002.
Nurse Leader on Neurosurgery Unit from 1998-2002.
Active RN licensure in Massachusetts and New York
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Hospital Medicine Service 2002-2006. Provide medical care and treatment to acute medical patients within a collaborative team.
Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner 2006 to present. Provide Neurosurgical care to both inpatient and outpatient patients. Work within a dynamic group of Neurosurgeons, Neurosurgical residents and Mid-Level Providers to provide quality care to the Neurosurgical population. A provider of comprehensive care for patients with pituitary tumors and associated disorders through the Neuro-Endocrinology Clinic.
Certified Nurse Practitioner in New York State
Member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioner
Member of American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Association
Member of Greater Rochester Neuroscience Nurses Association
Member of New York State Nurse Practitioner Association
Certified ACLS 2002-2015