Margie is a dual certified family and pediatric nurse practitioner. She graduated with her BSN from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, her MSN and PhD from the Ohio State University, and her DNP from Rush University. Margie was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners last year, and was selected to participate in the Leading Academic Nursing Programs (LANP) the previous year. She has worked as a nurse educator for the more than 20 years at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels and has worked as a family nurse practitioner in both the family practice setting and urgent care. Margie has been a long term member of OAAPN, serving as Columbus regional co-chair several years ago. She volunteers at several local free clinics, on the Ohio Action Coalition, the Youth Board for the Central Diabetes Associations, is a parish nurse, and leads medical mission teams to underserved areas in Central America twice a year. Margie is committed to promoting and developing the role of Advanced Practice Nurses in Ohio through continuing education and advocacy.
Q & A with Marjorie
What is your 2015 NY resolution?
To continue to promote the NP profession through providing high quality education and advocacy in Ohio
Why did you decide to volunteer your time in service to OAAPN?
OAAPN has a consistent commitment to advancing the role of the NP in Ohio. As a nurse practitioner, it is important that we each promote our professional role in order to ensure access to quality healthcare to our Ohio community.
What is your proudest professional achievement?
I have had the opportunity to serve as a nurse educator at a number of institutions of higher learning both here and internationally impacting large numbers of students to transition into their new role as nurse practitioners. As a nurse practitioner, I have cared for hundreds of patients, helping them to maximize their health. The impact that one person can make in a ripple pattern of caring is truly why we as nurse practitioners can make such a difference.