Armstrong Alumni Association
Nursing Alumni Awards
(October 21, 2013) Armstrong's Nursing Department held it's annual Nursing Awards dinner last Firday night at 45 Bistro, located in the Marshall House. Three of the department's accomplished alumni were honored for their work.
Dora began her professional career as a teacher in 1985. She went on to graduate from Savannah Technical College as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1999. She completed the baccalaureate degree in nursing at Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2001 and her Master’s degree from Armstrong in 2007. Dora has held a variety of positions in nursing including charge nurse at Savannah Square Retirement Community and acute care nurse clinician at St. Joseph Candler Health System. Since 2008, Dora has practiced as an adult nurse practitioner at the Curtis Cooper Primary Health Care Clinic and served as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Clinic. Dora has given many hours of service to the Department of Nursing by serving as a preceptor for graduate students. She has never forgotten how difficult it was to find good preceptors when she was a student and is always available to serve in that capacity. She is an excellent role model for students.
Prior to nursing as a career, Ann was a certified intra-operative neurophysiologic and a registered EEG technologist. She received the baccalaureate degree in nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2010. Ann’s professional nursing positions have included staff nurse in the neuro step-down unit at St. Joseph Candler Health System currently a team leader within the Adult Day Health Facility. Ann took the initiative to invite undergraduate students from the Department of Nursing to participate in a precepted clinical experience in the Adult Day Facility. Because of her leadership and supervision, this experience has become a favorite part of each student’s capstone experience. The faculty recognizes Ann as an excellent role model for students who exemplifies the core values of the agency in which she works including compassion, courtesy, quality, integrity, accountability and team work.
Merry has had the opportunity to experience all levels of nursing practice. She graduated from Savannah Technical School as a licensed practical nurse in 1986 and immediately advanced her education with an associate degree in nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1994. She completed the baccalaureate degree, cum laude in 2003, and her Master’s degree/adult nurse practitioner in 2006, both advanced degrees from Armstrong. Merry has held many professional positions during her career to include instructor for the Savannah Technical Institute, clinical team leader Care One Home Health, staff nurse for Union Mission Phoenix project, staff nurse and health educator for the JC Lewis Health Center. She currently serves as an adult nurse practitioner for the Curtis Cooper Primary Health Center in Savannah, Georgia. Merry has provided many hours of service to the Department of Nursing as a clinical instructor for undergraduate students and preceptor for graduate students. She is always willing to take on one more graduate student to provide him/her with an excellent clinical experience.
Congratulations to the honorees for their work and contribution to their community!