Title: (Retired) Assistant Nursing Professor
Company: Hagerstown Community College
Location: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Patricia Williams, Retired Assistant Nursing Professor at Hagerstown Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of nursing education.
As a student, Ms. Williams attended Shepherd University, where she earned an Associate degree in nursing in 1991, and became a Registered Nurse. She continued her education at George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996, and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2003. From 2001 to 2003, she served as a clinical educator at the emergency department of the Berkeley Medical Center, and in 2003, she started as an assistant professor at Hagerstown Community College in Maryland, where she worked until her retirement. Prior to her work as an educator, she became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 1967, and worked for nearly 40 years as a staff nurse in the emergency department at Winchester Medical Center, from 1967 to 2006.
Ms. Williams has been a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the American Nurses Association. She received the Community Health Award from George Mason University in 1996, and has contributed multiple chapters to nursing textbooks. In her last eight years as a professor at Hagerstown Community College, she had a 100% first try pass rate on the LPN boards. Over the course of her career, she cites Edythe McGoff, who encouraged her to pursue a Master’s Degree, and Michele Blash, who supported her through the LPN program, as mentors in her career. As a testament to her experience and success, Ms. Williams has been featured in the 64th and 65th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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