Paula Davies Scimeca, RN, MS

Paula Davies Scimeca, RN, MS obtained her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Adelphi University and her master’s degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her career has spanned over four decades, with the first ten years spent in medical, surgical and critical care nursing. With over twenty years’ experience in addiction and psychiatric nursing, she is a recognized expert on the issue of substance use disorders in nurses. Author of “Unbecoming A Nurse” and “From Unbecoming A Nurse to Overcoming Addiction”, she has served as Vice President for the International Nurses’ Society on Addictions’ Foundation for Addiction Nursing (FAN) and on the Nurse Advisory Panel for the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.

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From Unbecoming a Nurse to Overcoming Addiction: Candid Self-Portraits of Nurses in Recovery
by Paula Scimera, RN, MS

Unbecoming a Nurse: Bypassing the Hidden Chemical Dependency Trap
by Paula Scimera, RN, MS

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