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School Health/ RN-School Nurse

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RN-School Nurse

I am a dedicated Registered Nurse with over 40 years of professional experience in clinical nursing, managed care and case management. I have worked closely with multidisciplinary team members, physicians,teachers, counselors other nurses, school staff, principals and therapists. I am motivated to work in a challenging environment as a loyal team player and as a student/patient care advocate committed to providing quality care and education to students and staff.  Nursing is my spiritual gift and I love being able to help people. We all live for a reason and a season and you never know when you are touching someone's life.Every spiritual gift we possess is to be passed on.



May, 1998 , University   of Saint Francis, Joliet, Illinois

Bachelors of Science/Health Arts

June, 1987-West Los Angeles College, Culver City, California ,  Associates Degree/Nursing   

  May 31, 1970 - Chattanooga School of Practical Nursing   Chattanooga, TN,Diploma/Practical Nursing

May 31,1968  Howard High School, Chattanooga, TN,Diploma

Professional memberships


Member: Gamma Iota Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Member: Past Member National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Chattanooga Chapter

Member: National Black Nurses Association- Chattanooga Chapter

Member: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of   Nursing


Community activities


Church: Second Missionary Baptist – Deaconess, Nurses Guild, Welcome Committee, Sunday School Teacher                                                            

Awards received


African American Woman of Influence, Girls Inc. , 1995


Hobbies: I enjoy reading Poetry, I love Inspirational Books,Listening to Music including Gospel, Jazz, Classical, Country Western,Soul,Blues and most anything. Sewing and Crafts, Traveling, and just making the best of every day God gives me.

I am married to the love of my life Van E. Hickman, I am blessed to have a grown daughter, Ashley Atkins and two amazing grandchildren: Emani Regina age 14 and Ashton Trenae age 6th keep me busy. I have raised 3 step-children, all grown (and I still don't know why we call them step children) They tell me I will always be their second mom and they love me unconditionally. That's Love!!! I have two sisters and one brother, my youngest brother is deceased. I have lots of cousins,nieces and nephews.