Amy Steiner, RN, Represents Kansas with Entry into Renowned Publication Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Amy Steiner, RN, is being honored for her exceptional accomplishments in the nursing community.  With over 12 years in the industry, Amy has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Amy is a Registered Nurse currently serving as the Director of Nurses at Valley Vista Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Kansas, U.S.A. In her leadership role, Amy oversees the hiring and continued employment of nursing staff, duties allocation, development and implementation of nursing policy and procedures, communication between the nursing fraternity and physicians as well as general conduct and performance of the nursing staff at large. In addition to her duties at the facility, she also serves as a CNA Educator and regularly holds training classes within Valley Vista area.

Amy received her nursing degree from Summit Career College where she graduated Cum Laude in 2001. To keep abreast in her field she follows up on trending health issues in the American Journal of Nursing and maintains membership in the  Phi Beta Kappa society.

To find out more about Amy, be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Kari Barnum, RN, Represents California with Entry into Renowned Publication Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

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Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Kari Barnum, RN, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community. With many years in the industry, Kari has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Kari is a registered nurse who primarily focuses on emergency medicine and missionary nursing. Nursing is a second career to Kari, who enjoyed a great professional journey as an Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level. Her calling is however to help those who are less fortunate in Africa. Kari has subsequently left sports medicine and dedicated to her mission in Burkina Faso, West Africa, with the US Peace Corp. She is currently looking forward towards the ultimate career that will allow her to combine her sports medicine, nursing, teaching, and international experience. Over the course of her career, Kari has served as an Emergency Room Nurse with Loma Linda University Medical Center, Volunteer Nurse with Kirker Hospital in Niger and Clinical Nurse Manager with Lalmba Organization.

Kari obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing in 2008 from Cleveland State University. She had previously acquired her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy and Psychology from the University of Findlay in 1990. In 1995, Kari received her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy.  In addition, she is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Kari is also a member of the United States Peace Corps and the National Athletic Training Association.

To find out more about Karen Whitaker, please visit www.inanurse.com. Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication inWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Karen Whitaker, RN, BSN, Represents North Carolina with Entry into Renowned Publication Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

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Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Karen Whitaker, RN, BSN, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community. With many years in the industry, Karen has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Karen is a Registered Nurse currently serving as Health Educator with the OIC Family Medical Center at the OIC Community Health Education Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. In her current capacity, she provides chronic disease self-management education and counseling, as well as health education program coordination and facilitation. Karen is also pursuing her Diabetes Educator Certification. Prior to her current endeavors, she served as Staff Nurse at Nash Health Care Systems at the Women’s Center specializing in nursery, obstetrics and gynecology.

Karen obtained her nursing degree in 2006 from East Carolina University, where she also completed her Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing (BSN). She is currently pursuing her certification as a Natural Health Consultant with the Stratford Career Institute. To stay current in her field, Karen is a member of several professional societies, such as the North Carolina Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Over the course of her professional journey, she was awarded the NC Nurse Scholar by East Carolina University and was actively involved in the 2013 Triangle Heart Walk organized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

To find out more about Karen Whitaker, please visit www.oicone.org. Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication inWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Nancy Lynn Gerrety, RN, Represents North Carolina – International Nurses Association

kernersville_entranceWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Nancy Lynn Gerrety, RN, is being honored for her exceptional accomplishments in the nursing community.  With 32 years in the industry, Nancy has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Nancy is a registered nurse currently working at W. G. Bill Hefner VA Hospital in Salisbury, North Carolina. The hospital provides quality inpatient and outpatient services to thousands of American veterans and their beneficiaries. Nancy’s area of specialization is in mental health nursing where she helps her patients dealing with mental distresses including; depression, dementia, psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder among other afflictions that are especially prevalent among people who have been exposed to wars and related traumatic life events.

Nancy received her nursing degree from Good Samaritan College in 1981. She is certified as a Public Health Nurse (PHN) and keeps on top of her field by reading the latest issues of nursing publications. With an illustrious career spanning over 3 decades, Nancy credits her successes to the solid mentorship she has received from her role models over the years.

To find out more about Nancy, be sure to look out for her upcoming publication inWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Chelsea E. Scienski, RN, BSN, Represents Michigan – International Nurses Association

Lakeland Regional HealthcareThe International Nurses Association, INA, has carefully selected Chelsea E. Scienski, RN, BSN, to represent her nursing community in their publication, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Chelsea’s selection is a significant representation of her passion and dedication to her call in the field of nursing.  With 3 years in practice, she is considered to be among the best in her line of work.

Chelsea presently works as an Inpatient Rehab Nurse at Lakeland Regional Healthcare in Michigan, USA. With her colleagues at the hospital, she assists patients to effectively and safely resume their normal lives after suffering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or those involved in surgery and are now severely debilitated. Some of the rehabilitation services provided include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and 24 hour nursing care. Chelsea’s professional drive stems from her initial affinity to a career as a teacher – a vocation she has now comfortably integrated with her calling in nursing.

In 2009, Chelsea acquired her Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree from the Southwestern Michigan College and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Bethel College.  To further her knowledge in the field, she maintains membership in the Sigma Theta Tau Society and the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

To find out more about Chelsea, be sure to look out for her upcoming publication inWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Helen P. Keller, RN, Represents North Carolina – International Nurses Association

Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Helen P. Keller, RN, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community.  With over 40 years in practice, Helen has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Based in Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, North Carolina, Helen serves as a Peri-Anesthesia Nurse helping patients recuperate from surgical procedures in the post anesthesia care unit. Her expertise is on fast tracking the post-surgery recovery process using cutting-edge life support systems. Helen’s professional journey as a nurse has seen her serving in multiple sections of the hospital including; Outpatient Surgery, ICU, Long Term Care, and CCU among others. She has also been elected into various leadership positions in her local Peri-Anesthesia group and the North Carolina Association of Peri-Anesthesia Nursing.  Her selfless service to her patients and the community at large was recognized with an award as North Carolina PeriAnesthesia Nurse of the Year and a nomination to the Great 100.

Helen received her nursing degree from Davis Hospital in 1971 and is Certified as a Public Health Nurse (PHN), Ostomy Care Nurse (COCN), Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), as well as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP-BC). She upholds her membership in the North Carolina Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses and the American Society of Post Anesthesia Nurses.

To find out more about Helen, be sure to look out for her upcoming publication inWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Linda Joyce Hansen, RN, Represents New Jersey – International Nurses Association

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Linda Joyce Hansen, RN, is being honored for her exceptional accomplishments in the nursing community.  With 6 years in the industry, Linda has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Linda holds a position as the Charge Nurse at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center in New Jersey.  Her area of specialization is in the provision of orthopedic, medical-surgical, and geriatrics home care nursing services. Linda’s field of practice involves attending to the elderly who not only face a myriad of age related ailments, but also psycho-social, family and cultural concerns thus requiring extra attention. Over the years, she has immersed herself in her vocation, serving at BAYADA Home Health Care as a Homecare Nurse and as a Hospice Nurse in the Visiting Nurses Association in addition to her duties at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.

Linda acquired her nursing degree from Warren County Community College in 2007.  She is also involved in Medical-Surgical and Orthopedic Instruction Preceptorship at the practice.

To find out more about Linda, be sure to look out for her upcoming publication inWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Jodi Dotson, RN, Represents Washington – International Nurses Association

jefferson healthcareThe International Nurses Association, INA, has carefully selected Jodi Dotson, RN, to represent nursing in their publication, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.  Jodi Dotson’s selection is a significant representation of her passion and dedication for the field of nursing.  She is considered to be among the best with nearly 30 years in practice.

Jodi maintains the position of Nurse Manager at Jefferson Healthcare Home Health located in Port Townsend, Washington; specializing in the process of improvement for the facility. Jefferson Healthcare Home has been rated top 25% of all national home agencies for quality in 2008 and 2009. Jodi administers numerous services to the patients of Jefferson that are suffering from recent illness, surgery, chronic disease, and a change in health. Aside from her expertise in home healthcare, Jodi worked as a Medical Assistant in her past and is a registered nurse that has certification in inpatient obstetrics.

In 1997, Jodi graduated from Peninsula College. She then went on to Colorado Technical University for her nursing degree, and recently graduated in 2013. Being an advocate for continued education, Jodi currently is working towards her bachelor of science in nursing degree; as well as her wound care certification.

Be sure to look out for Jodi Dotson’s upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Esther E. Watson, BSN, RN, Represents New Jersey – International Nurses Association

MorristownWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Esther E. Watson, BSN, RN, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community.  With many years in the industry, Esther has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Esther works at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey.  Her career has spanned over 60 years of nursing, specializing in the field of peri-anesthesia nursing.  She makes sure that patients recover properly from anesthesia procedures.  Esther’s work has made her well known within the community of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, and she is also a Lifetime member and Former President of the New Jersey-Bermuda Nurses Association.

In 1950, Esther received her nursing degree at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  In 1984, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College.  She remains a Gold Star member of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, and also received a 25 Years of Service Award for her dedication to the organization.  In the past, she also did lecturing on the organization’s behalf.

To find out more about Esther E. Watson, please visit www.atlantichealth.org/morristown.  Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Mary Margaret Hale, RN-C, MSN, SRN, SCM, Represents Pennsylvania – International Nurses Association

Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Mary Margaret Hale, RN-C, MSN, SRN, SCM, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community.  With many years in the industry, Mary has demonstrated the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Mary is now retired as of 2006, but her career has spanned over 40 years working as a pediatric and maternal child care nurse.  During her career, she worked for the Einstein Healthcare Network; based in the Philadelphia area.  For her services to the company, she was awarded with a Nursing Research Award in 1994.  In addition to her career in the United States, she saw a need in East Africa for shared knowledge, shared culture and benevolence.

In 1972, Mary received her nursing degree from Philadelphia General Hospital.  She then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from LaSalle University; in 1987 and 1996, respectively.  Mary has written 2 books about her experiences abroad, On Uganda’s Terms (2007, 2009), and Beyond Nurses Notes – A Journey to Choose Life (2008); available through Amazon.com.  On Uganda’s Terms deals with Mary’s time in East Africa, where she served under the Ministry of Health in Uganda, East Africa for 10 years.  While there, she set up the first post-graduate pediatric nursing program in this area.

To find out more about Mary Margaret Hale, please be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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