Monica Manuel Murdock, RN – International Nurses Association

Monica Manuel Murdock, employed by the St. Landry Parish School Board System, as an R.N. is no newcomer to the profession. Coming from a family of nurses—her mother was an R.N. until the time of her death in 1999, her brother is an active R.N., and her paternal aunt is a retired R.N. Monica obtained her degree as R.N. from Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing in December of 1989, after obtaining her pre-nursing courses from LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her love of caring for others began long before training in Nursing. At the age of 14, she worked as an assistant to a veterinarian in her hometown of Ville Platte, Louisiana. Her love of caring for the animals and compassion prompted the Dr. to encourage her to either enter the field of veterinary medicine or nursing. Her nursing career spans from Feb. 1990 in such positions as Psychiatric Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Nursing Home Assistant Director of Nursing, Home Health Nursing to her present position. Monica is also involved with promoting fund raising benefits for those young people who need nursing care. The great love of her life is nursing of small children and the elderly.


Helen P. Keller, RN – International Nurses Association

Helen P. Keller, RN, works for Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, North Carolina. The first hospital in the country to feature an interventional cardiology program, Helen works with patients who are recovering from surgeries in the post anesthesia care unit. She helps outpatients get ready to leave the hospital, and is proficient in a number of life support techniques.

Susan D. Alexander, BSN, RN – International Nurses Association

Susan D. Alexander, BSN, RN, works at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, Washington. Susan works on the labor and delivery unit, helping new mothers bring their newborns into the world. For 11 years, she also volunteered with the Boy Scouts in her spare time. Susan also provides education and orientation for new nurses, helping those and sharing her wisdom obtained during her 38 year long career.

Mary Shogren, LVN – International Nurses Association

Mary Shogren, LVN, works at Loma Linda University Medical Center Family Care Services in Loma Linda, California. This is a home health sector of the hospital, made up of RNs, LVNs, and specialized home care aids. Mary works with children who need care at home for one reason or another. She is also ventilator certified and works with a variety of life support.

Cheryl F. Wallin, MSN, RN, NE-BC – International Nurses Association

Cheryl F. Wallin, MSN, RN, NE-BC, works at Children’s Medical Services in the Florida Department of Health located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Aside from her work as a pediatric nurse and Clinical Supervisor at Children’s Medical Services, Cheryl is active in the Health Promotion field within her community and around the globe. In 2011, Cheryl founded Tujje Ministries; a not-for-profit organization that provides healthcare, an orphanage, shelter, and a church in Uganda. Cheryl has near 30 years of experience, and has obtained a Masters of Science in Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership. Her involvement in the field also extends to being the Director of the Florida Association of Public Health Nurses, and is on the Negotiation Team for the Florida Nurses Association.

Dr. Ursula Osteneck – International Nurses Association

Dr. Ursula Osteneck, RN, PhD, currently works at SIAST Woodland Campus in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. For the past twelve years she has been Program Head of the Continuing Care Assistant Program. Ursula has also worked overseas, developing curriculums; these have been influenced by her nursing knowledge, skills and interests; these are non-nursing curriculum projects.

Ava M. Sammarco, LPN – International Nurses Association

Ava M. Sammarco, LPN, works in Buffalo, New York as a licensed practical nurse. She works for Park Creek Assisted Living, as well as the Visiting Nurses Association of America.

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