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  • Madona Plueger, ACNS, CNRN

    Neuroscience Nurse

    Madona Plueger is a neuroscience clinical nurse specialist for noncritical care patients at Barrow Neurological Institute. She provides educational support and consultation to the epilepsy monitoring unit and neuroacute and neurotelemetry floors. In addition, she is active on several hospital-wide initiatives, including pain management and addressing disruptive patient behaviors.

    She has special interest in patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders and patients that enter the acute care setting with chronic neurological diseases.

    Ms. Plueger holds an MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, from the University of South Alabama, and achieved her board certification in adult health in 2010. She has held a certification in neuroscience nursing (CNRN) since 2004.

    Education & Training
    • MSN, University of South Alabama, 2010
    • BSN, Augustana College, 2001
    • Associate’s degree, Nursing, University of South Dakota, 1990
    Professional Memberships
    • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
    • Arizona Chapter, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Southwest Synapse
    • Board of Trustees, American Board of Neuroscience Nurses
    • Liaison for Stroke Certified Registered Nurse Test Development Committee, American Board of Neuroscience Nurses
    • Web Content Chairperson, American Epilepsy Society
    • American Epilepsy Society Safety Initiative
    • American Society of Pain Management Nurses
    • American Society of Clinical Nurse Specialists
    • World Federation of Neuroscience Nursing (WFNN)
    Honors and Awards
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Employee of the Month, 2011
    • Finalist, March of Dimes Nurse of the Year, 2010
    • Margaret Sherwood Nurse of the Year Nominee, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2009
    • Employee of the Month, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2007

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.