Title: Medical Surgical, Telemetry Nurse
Location: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
Glenda Gale James, Medical Surgical and Telemetry Nurse, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing.
As a surgical and telemetry nurse for 40 years, Mrs. James has played a crucial role in the well-being of patients before, during and after surgery. She demonstrates an expertise in utilizing specialized equipment with the goals of monitoring, recording and interpreting data concerning a patient’s vital signs. Mrs. James also showcases compassion and professionalism when providing patient care. One of the most gratifying aspect of her career has been educating patients about their conditions, as it allows her to be a champion for their health when they are uncertain of what is happening with their bodies. Mrs. James was inspired to enter this field since she was young as she was influenced by her adoptive mother – a loving and giving minister, Elizabeth Chase. Because of her, Mrs. James wanted to help others since she was six years old.
To prepare for her career as a nurse, Mrs. James earned a diploma from the Burge Protestant School of Nursing in 1963 and later became an RN in the state of Georgia. She concluded her illustrious career as a nurse for Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, where she was impactful in her role for 13 years. Prior to that, she held prominent roles for military hospitals. She was a clinical nurse for the Martin Army Community Hospital, as well as a staff nurse for the Darnell Army Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, the Army Dispensary in Gehlhausen, Germany, and Silas Hayes Army Hospital in Fort Ord, California. Committed to her ongoing professional excellence and development, Mrs. James was involved as a member of the American Red Cross throughout her career. As she looks to the future, Mrs. James intends to continue enjoying her well-deserved retirement while taking on new projects.
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