Connie Jastremski graduated from Presbyterian-University Hospital in 1969 with a diploma in nursing. Since graduation, Jastremski focused her clinical practice in neurosurgical and neurotrauma nursing, as well as critical care nursing.
Currently, she is the Network Chief Nursing Officer for the Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, New York, and an adjunct faculty member of the SUNY IT College of Nursing faculty for the master’s in nursing administration track.
Jastremski has published over 100 articles and book chapters on neuroscience and critical care nursing, as well as management issues. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. In June 1997, Jastremski received her MBA from Syracuse University. She was granted a post master’s certificate as an adult nurse practitioner in May, 1998. Since 1975, Jastremski has lectured nationally and internationally on neuroscience, critical care and management topics. Connie has also worked as a consultant with Critical Care Consultants, Inc and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Jastremski is active in many professional organizations including the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurse, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, the Society of Trauma Nurse, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine in 1989. In May of 2005, Jastremski was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Central Counties Professional Nurses Association, District 4 New York State Nurses Association. As the CNO of the Bassett Medical Center, Jastremski has led the organization to Magnet designation twice.