Title: Nurse, Nursing Educator
Company: Richland Community College
Location: Decatur, Illinois, United States
Jean Litchfield, Nurse and Nursing Educator at Richland Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
As an RN in both Indiana and Illinois with 55 years of professional experience to her credit, Ms. Litchfield has built a prolific nursing career in both clinical and educational endeavors. In 1960, she started as a nurse assistant at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana, and after more than a decade, she completed a licensed practical nurse program at the Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana in 1973. Rising to the rank of a nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Ms. Litchfield went on to work there for 20 years, and upon her departure she accepted a position as a charge nurse in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Illinois, where she was dedicated for 30 years in her profession in intensive care. She remained at the institution until 1999, and in 1995 she began her pursuits as an educator at Richland Community College, where she shared her experience and knowledge as an associate professor until her retirement in 2015.
In 1991, Ms. Litchfield earned an Associate of Science in biology from Richland Community College, and in 1993 she graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She completed her academic pursuits at Indiana State University, receiving a Master of Science in nursing in 1995, and has dedicated herself as a volunteer for multiple organizations, including serving as a first responder for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Among Ms. Litchfield’s myriad career achievements, she developed the practical nursing program at Richland Community College in 2000. As a testament to her success and experience, she has been featured in the fifth edition of Who’s Who in American Nursing, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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