Helping Shape the Future of Emergency Nursing

Cristall Short: Director

Cristall Short has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years. For the first 20 years she worked in the critical care field including burn, trauma, and surgical intensive care. For the past thirteen years she has worked in Emergency Departments and currently works in the ED of the New Mexico VA Hospital. Additionally, Cristall earned an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology and is a licensed in NM as an RVT. A significant portion of the education for anyone in the veterinary field involves zoonotic diseases. That education continues to evolve for her and has occasionally been of value with the care of patients presenting to the Emergency Department.