Title: Director of Nursing
Company: Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
Location: Eagle Pass, Texas, United States
Rebecca Armandina Rios, Director of Nursing at the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing.
Desiring to become a nurse since she was in junior high school, Ms. Rios always had a passion for helping those in need. Attending the University of the Incarnate Word, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1976. Soon thereafter, she served Maverick County Hospital in Eagle Pass, TX, as the obstetrics supervisor in 1977, followed by several other positions at the hospital between 1977 and 2001. These positions include operating room supervisor, nursing supervisor, hemodialysis director, licensed vocational nurse school director, emergency room head nurse, home health nurse and quality assurance/utilization review coordinator. Subsequent to these appointments, she served Fort Duncan Medical Center in Eagle Pass as director of nursing from 2001 to 2004, having thereafter served United Medical Centers in Eagle Pass as a clinical nursing coordinator from 2004 to 2007. From 2007 to 2014, she was the director of the Health Education Center of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Since 2014, she has been the director of nursing of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas.
Ms. Rios is a registered nurse in the state of Texas, as well as a certified BLS instructor through the American Heart Association and certified community health worker instructor through the Texas Department of State Health Services. Among the highlights of her career, she cites working as an emergency room nurse to be the most notable, as one particular patient returned to say that she saved her life.
Highlighted in several Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in American Nursing and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Ms. Rios intends to continue working as a nurse in the future. She has always enjoyed the challenge of the profession and helping prevent diseases from afflicting the human body.
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