Joyce Thomas Heyliger, RN

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Title: Chairman of Nursing, ResearchNurse (Retired)
Company: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health
Location: Frederiksted, Virgin Islands, United States

Joyce Heyliger, Chairman of Nursing and Research Nurse (Retired) at the United States Virgin Islands Department of Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing and nursing administration.

Ms. Heyliger began her higher education career at Michigan State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1967. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing from Boston University in 1975, and a Master of Public Health from San Diego State University in 1989. As a nursing professional, Ms. Heyliger started her career as a staff and public health nurse at the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health in 1962. She rose to the rank of nurse supervisor in 1967, nurse consultant in 1978, and associate director of nursing in 1980. She continues to work at the hospital to this day, acting as chairman of nursing since 1990 and a research nurse since 1991. In recognition of her excellence and experience as a nurse, she was recognized with the Public Health Nurse Leadership Award from San Diego State University, and a Nurse of the Year Award.

Additionally, Ms. Heyliger was a grantee of both the Maternal-Child Health Implementation Program and Meals on Wheels. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Nursing Administration Test Development Committee, American Nurses Credentialing Center (past), Virgin Islands Nurses Association, and Caribbean Nurses Organization. She is a certified nurse administrator, and she has served as a clinical instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands. As a testament to her success and dedication as a nurse and nursing administrator, Ms. Heyliger was featured in the 19th edition of Who’s Who of American Women, the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, the third edition of Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, the fourth and fifth editions of Who’s Who in American Nursing, and multiple editions of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

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