Barbara A. Chalk, RN

Barbara Chalk

Title: Retired Medical and Surgical Nurse

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Barbara A. Chalk, RN, Retired Medical and Surgical Nurse, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Neurosurgery.

Ms. Chalk retired in 2000 from her role as clinical coordinator of the neurosurgery operating room at the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She has served in that capacity since 1975, after working as head nurse of the neurosurgery operating room at the University of Virginia Hospital from 1959 to 1975 and as staff nurse of the operating room at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital. Ms. Chalk is a valued member of the medical community and former president and publicity chairman of the Southeastern Virginia chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

After training with the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Ms. Chalk entered nursing in 1957 and began to accrue leadership positions in her sector of the medical field as early as 1973, when she became chairman of the admission commission at the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Even in retirement, Ms. Chalk still supports the Parkinson Disease Association, and has been on its board of directors since 2003. She also volunteers at the heart hospital at Sentara Norfolk, as well as the Parkinson Support Group.

Ms. Chalk has contributed a number of articles to professional journals, and was the co-editor of “Core Curriculum for Operating Room Nurses-Neurosurgery.” She received a 2001 Certificate of Merit from the Parkinson Disease Association in Virginia, and has held a position with the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses continuously since 1973. Ms. Chalk hopes to be remembered as a caring person in the profession of nursing. In her retirement, she has more time for her hobbies of needlepoint and ceramics.

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