Frank Stryczek, BSN, RN, CRRN
Senior Nurse Clinician, RIRM - 1 South
A 2005 Summa Cum Laude BSN graduate of Long Island University, Frank Stryczek first received his nursing diploma in Germany followed by many years of working in medical-surgical and orthopedic surgery. After moving to the United States in 1997 Frank worked in outpatient physical rehabilitation before joining the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (RIRM) in 2001. He progressed through the Clinical Ladder Program to become a Senior Nurse Clinician and has been actively involved in our RIRM Nurse Practice Council.
Mr. Stryczek also is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, a Certified Personal Trainer, and holds certification in Nurse Massage Therapy. He is elected as a member of the Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Sigma Theta Tau International honor societies, and is presently pursuing graduate studies in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at Long Island University.
He is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nursing and the Nurse Practitioner Association. One of his goals for 2008 is to get certified in Gerontology Nursing.
Mr. Stryczek has been working on 1 South at the Rusk Institute for nearly 7 years now. This unit specializes primarily in acute Stroke Rehabilitation. Mr. Stryczek explains that nurses at 1 South are helping patients to adapt to disabilities, achieve their greatest potential and work toward a productive independent life.
The RIRM staff is taking a holistic approach to meeting the patient’s medical, vocational, environmental and spiritual needs. Nurses at RIRM provide support in the form of patient and family education. They are setting goals for maximal independence and establish plans of care to maintain optimal wellness. Rehabilitation nurses are also managing complex medical issues and help patients and families in finding access systems and resources after returning home.