Title: Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Sally Crim Tibbals, APRN-CNS, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiopulmonary nursing.
A clinical nurse specialist who possesses expertise in cardiopulmonary nursing, Mrs. Tibbals is an excellent example that working hard towards one’s goals can lead to lasting success. She established her career in 1965 as an evening charge nurse at the University Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, after she earned a diploma from the St. Edward School of Nursing. She remained in this role for one year before taking on increasing responsibilities in other positions in the medical field. Notably, Mrs. Tibbals was a recovery room charge nurse for Boca Raton Community Hospital, director of public health for the Mary Sand Clinic at the Polk County Health Department, research associate and pulmonary nurse clinician at the University of Pittsburgh, district manager of healthcare services at Linde Homecare Medical System and professor of nursing at the Oklahoma City Community College. In recent years, Mrs. Tibbals has found success as the developer and APRN-CNS of the home cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and wellness program of Excell Home Health & Hospice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She has also taught as an instructor for the acute care SNC program at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.
At the crux of Mrs. Tibbals’ professional expertise is her education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, she is respiratory nursing certified as accredited by the Texas Women’s University. She is also a certified clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing. Mrs. Tibbals is considered an expert in her field. Today, she remains at the top of her field through her memberships with the American Nurses Association, the American Thoracic Society, the Respiratory Nursing Society, the American Association of Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the Oklahoma Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Sigma Theta Tau. Looking ahead, she intends to continue growing the home cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and wellness program at Excell Home Health & Hospice while taking on new opportunities to help others.
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