Bibi Khan, RN
Bibi Khan, RN
Education has always been important to Bibi Khan, and she has extended her focus on education to include educating her patients on how to manage chronic conditions.
“I believe in educating patients and improving their health literacy within the community,” she explains. “This in turn allows me to help patients meet their health goals to achieve a better quality of life, such as helping patients meet their goals of bringing down their A1C levels and keeping their blood pressure on target.”
By all accounts, Khan has been successful in her quest to educate patients, with nominators pointing to her success in achieving higher compliance percentages treating hypertension and patients with diabetes. “She goes above and beyond,” one nominator notes, pointing to Khan’s emphasis on both scheduled and follow-up care. Another nominator stated, “Ms. Bibi is an excellent nurse who strives to provide the best care for all patients.”
Other nominators say Khan constantly is enhancing her knowledge base. “She is always willing to learn new skills and work with others to elevate her skills,” notes one nominator, adding, “She works closely with the providers and pharmacists as well as the other nurses who work in the Gunhill facility.”
Khan says she is eager to continue her professional development in nursing. “I see myself pursuing my master’s degree in public health nursing so that I can offer my patients broader knowledge and skills,” she comments.
Khan has been a nurse for 10 years, three of them with NYC Health + Hospitals, where she currently serves as a Staff Nurse for Gotham Health, Gunhill – Morrisania. She says she implements all of the ICARE values in her daily nursing practice. “All of these values play a vital role in my day-to-day nursing,” she points out, adding, “The most important values for me are showing compassion and respect to each of my patients as they are being cared for.”
Khan says she was inspired to become a nurse by her family in her native Guyana. “My grandparents inspired me to become nurse,” she relates. “Coming from Guyana, where people do not have enough medical care, I wanted to help others have access to better health care.”