Listee Features — Nursing

BONNIE W. BATTEY

A prominent figure in the health care industry, Bonnie W. Battey has remained invested in the future of the field for more than six decades.She is primarily focused on topics like Nursing ethics, communication and critical thinking, and is currently preparing a research project on continuing education sponsored by the American Holistic Nurse Association. She hopes to find new ways to integrate spirituality into common hospital practice. ​ In addition to her present endeavors, Dr. Battey has been a consultant and a private practitioner in Nursing since 1985. She garnered the experience necessary for her work through previous roles as an adjunct professor for the Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing, an adjunct associate professor at George Mason University, and a professor

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ANNMARIE THEODORE

Driven by a lifelong interest in nursing, Annemarie Theodore has spent nearly two decades advancing in her field. She is presently the supervisor of Presentation Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center, a 110-bed, Medicare- and Medicaid-certified facility that offers short-term and long-term custodial and intermediate nursing care, with a special focus on the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. As an expert in health care administration, Ms. Theodore is responsible for administering care to patients, overseeing the long-term care facility, assessing patients, interacting with their families, scheduling procedures, and supervising four units, including four licensed nurses and 10 certified nursing assistants. Her caring and peaceful nature has served her well in her endeavors, as it has allowed her to create bonds

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JEANNE SALYER

Dr. Jeanne Salyer knew she wanted a career in nursing from the time she was five years old and played nurse with her grandfather. Now an expert in cardiovascular and pulmonary nursing, Dr. Salyer began her career at the University of Alabama with a diploma in nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Science in medical-surgical nursing. She went on to earn a PhD in nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, Dr. Salyer completed postdoctoral training in outcomes research at the University of Minnesota. She attributes her success to the importance her family placed on getting a great education. ​ During her distinguished career, Dr. Salyer held numerous positions at the School of Nursing at

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PATRICIA BARBER

Determined to thrive in the medical field, Patricia Barber worked hard to make her dreams a reality. Her journey began in 1974 at the University of Minnesota, where she served as a staff nurse until she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1975. She proceeded to become certified as a registered nurse in Colorado, Illinois and Minnesota, and in 1978, she became certified as a nurse practitioner through the University of Illinois. Ms. Barber also became the transplant coordinator for the institution that year. She stayed until 1990, when she transferred to join Denver Presbyterian, which became Denver Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in 1993. Her tenure with the hospital lasted until 1999 in a variety of

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MARILYN A. RAY

Fueled by her desire to help others, Dr. Marilyn A. Ray has enjoyed a long career in nursing and education. She started out by earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Colorado, and a diploma from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Hamilton, Ontario. She obtained a Master of Arts in cultural anthropology from McMaster University in Hamilton, and went on to earn a PhD in transcultural nursing from the University of Utah. Furthermore, she received an honorary degree from Nevada State College. She is a certified transcultural nurse and registered nurse in the state of Florida. ​ Dr. Ray presently holds the position of professor emerita at

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FRANCES J. TERRY

Spanning nearly five decades, Frances J. Terry’s career as a professional nurse has been met with much acclaim. She broke down barriers and advanced her field, opening doors for all nurses in health settings such as hospitals, community health institutions, public schools, community mental health agencies, and advanced educational institutions. Ms. Terry is noted as the first African-American student to graduate from Seattle University’s nursing program, which she did with a Bachelor of Science in 1951, and as the second to graduate from any nursing school in the state. She eventually returned to school to earn a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Washington in 1981, furthering her academic accomplishments. She is also licensed as an advanced

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BARBARA A. CHALK

A strong sense of empathy and strength of character are the noteworthy assets that define Barbara A. Chalk, a nurse with a big heart. Having earned a diploma in nursing from the House of Good Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, N.Y., in 1957, Ms. Chalk spent the majority of her 43 years in neurosurgery at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, one of just five Level 1 trauma centers in Virginia. There, she held the title of clinical coordinator of the neurosurgery operating room from 1975 to 2000, when she ultimately retired. Her previous positions include head nurse in the neurosurgery operating room at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville from 1959 to 1975 and operating room staff nurse at the House

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ELIZA HUDSON-ZONN

Throughout her notable career as a nurse and psychologist, Eliza Hudson-Zonn has cared for patients in numerous settings, including psychiatric centers, private homes, geriatric centers, and critical care departments. She is currently the director of nursing at the Arc of Morris Chapter in Morris County, N.J., where she has worked since 2015, and at the Medical Day Care Center and the New Community Extended Care Center in Newark, N.J., where she has worked since 2003. She is also a supervising nurse at Interim Healthcare, Inc., and a private duty nurse at Maxim Healthcare, Inc., where she has worked since 1990. Previously, Ms. Hudson-Zonn garnered experience as the director of nursing at the American Red Cross of Morristown Home and Hospital

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LEONORA P. WHILDIN

Initially, Leonora P. Whildin began her distinguished career during World War II at the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps., a program where cadet nurses took the place of nurses who joined the military, at Boston City Hospital from 1943 to 1946. Seeing her natural ability, surgeons recruited her in the department of neurology, where she became assistant head nurse and a scrub nurse for the next two years. In 1948, the U.S. Army wanted people to go overseas to help with dependent children and she signed on and worked as a civilian nurse at the army hospital in Bremerhaven, Germany. ​ Ms. Whildin continued her career when she returned to the United States as a public health nurse at the Brooklyn

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ELLA D. GORDON

Growing up, Ella D. Gordon felt no doubt that she was meant to be a nurse. Her dad took a job as a nursing assistant after serving in World War II, and he fell in love with the idea of nursing as a career for his daughter as well. She loved helping others, and it seemed like the perfect fit. Ms. Gordon started the journey toward her goal in 1968, when she earned a diploma from Grady Memorial Hospital and became the evenings pediatric charge nurse there. She continued her education at Georgia State University from 1969 to 1975, during which she held a variety of related positions, including pediatrics staff nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital, charge nurse at a

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