Title: Retired Program Director
Company: Indiana Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Amanda Strong, retired program director at Indiana Department of Veteran’s Affairs, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing.
With more than 25 years of professional experience, Ms. Strong retired in 1997, heaving been program director of the hospital-based home care program and an adult practitioner since 1988. In addition to her primary roles, she was a long-term care nurse practitioner and consultant who developed forms for nursing documentation of care given in homes. Earlier in her career, she served as an adult nurse practitioner with the Indiana Department of Corrections from 1974 to 1980 and a supervisor of nursing at Visiting Nurses Association in 1970.
Ms. Strong began her career as a student at St. Vincent’s Hospital School, where she obtained a diploma in 1957. She then joined Indiana University, completing a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1974. She continued her studies with the school, earning a Master of Science in nursing in 1982. She is a registered nurse in the state of Indiana, and she is certified as an adult nurse practitioner. Ms. Strong has always loved nursing, especially within Veteran’s Affairs. A very hands-on person, she disliked sitting behind a desk and always had a zeal for getting out and doing the work herself. She did a lot of overseas travel with her alumni association, visiting Cuba on a special mission to study the local living style, and recalls it as a very fascinating place. Ms. Strong has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in American Nursing.
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