Title: Lead Nurse (Retired)
Company: Alamance-Burlington Schools
Location: Graham, North Carolina, United States
Lucy Hendrick Kernodle, RN, Retired Lead Nurse at Alamance-Burlington Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing.
Exposed to the realm of nursing from a young age, Ms. Kernodle was influenced by her parents, as her father was a doctor and her mother was a nurse. Obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duke University in 1969, she went on to serve as a generalized public health nurse at the Metropolitan Health Department from 1969 to 1971 and again from 1973 to 1974. After taking some time off to complete civic duties, she returned to nursing as a pediatric orientation coordinator for the Alamance County Hospital from 1985 to 1990 and school system nurse for the Burlington City Schools from 1990 to 1996. She concluded her career in nursing in 2014 after serving as a lead nurse at the Alamance-Burlington Schools since 1996. Since 1996, she has also been a member of the Healthy Alamance Substance Abuse Task Force and the Health Alamance Asthma Coalition.
A former deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, and youth advisor for the First Presbyterian Church, Ms. Kernodle has also moderated Presbyterian women in the church since 2018. In the past, she served the Alamance County Service League as chairman of the Service Committee, the Alamance Caswell Medical Auxiliary as president, and the Alamance County Children’s Museum as a board member. In addition to these roles, she previously acted as president and executive committee member of the School Nurse Association of North Carolina, committee member of the Marilyn Asay Scholarship, and member of Professional Educators in North Carolina. She has also maintained affiliation with the American Nurses Association, the National School Nurses Association, and Alpha Delta Kappa.
In recognition of her outstanding contributions to her industry, Ms. Kernodle won an Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Substance Abuse Task Force in 2001, a Public Health Partnership Award in 2009, and a North Carolina Asthma Champion Award from the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina in 2010. She was also featured in the third edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America.
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