Title: (Retired) Nurse
Location: Burlington, Washington, United States
Mina Oxyer, Retired Nurse, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the nursing profession.
As a student, Ms. Oxyer earned an RN from the Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. She continued her education at Northwest Nazarene College, and began as a staff nurse at Samaritan Hospital in Idaho. In 1954, she became a night charge nurse at New Brunswick Nursery in the Memorial Hospital of Laramie County, and in 1955, she transitioned to a staff nurse position at Loring AFB Hospital in Maine. Traveling abroad, Ms. Oxyer worked as a nurse in Puerto Rico from 1957 to 1959, before returning to the continental United States as a nurse for Mount View General Hospital in Washington. In 1971, she started as a night charge nurse in the OB department at United General Hospital, where she remained for over a decade, and in 1983, she started working at the MiraVista Care Center, where she served as a night charge nurse for over a decade until her retirement in 2007.
Ms. Oxyer was inspired to become a nurse by her mother and her aunts, who were all nurses before her. She is certified in advanced obstetrics and fetal monitoring and notes that in the modern day, nurses are permitted to be more self-sufficient than in her early career. Similarly, some of her proudest memories are the instances when she delivered babies on her own—when the physician was late, she was forced to take matters into her own hands. As a testament to her experience and dedication as a nurse, Ms. Oxyer was featured in the fourth and fifth editions of Who’s Who in American Nursing, the third edition of Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, and multiple editions of Who’s Who in America.
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