Title: Registered Nurse
Company: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Ivy Jenkins-Garrett, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing.
Registered as a nurse for over 20 years, Ms. Jenkins-Garrett has found much success in the field of healthcare. Throughout her career, she has expertly sharpened her versatile nursing skills, having flourished in the positions of a critical care nurse, a MedSurg nurse, a long term care nurse and a traveling nurse, the latter of which she held for a decade. Also gaining valuable experience in case management, she notably obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South University in 2017. An active member of the National Black Nurses Association, Ms. Jenkins-Garrett has excelled as a registered nurse with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs since 2017.
Attributing her success to a number of great mentors who instilled within her the value of completing their jobs the right way, including Connie Varn and Kathy Jenkins, as well as her natural penchant for working with others, Ms. Jenkins-Garrett has always harbored a desire to help the less fortunate. A transparent and expert figure in nursing who passionately operates by the mindset of “Not on my Shift,” she hopes to better prepare the next generation of nursing professionals to go through the proper channels and stay true to their principals in order to prosper as she continues to do to this day. In her spare time, she dedicates her attention to her three wonderful children, Todd, Janiyah and Isaiah. Having served in a bedside capacity for years, Ms. Jenkins-Garrett hopes to shift her focus toward an administrative role in the near future as to better help young nurses.
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