Title: Retired Geriatrics Nurse Assistant
Location: Inwood, Iowa, United States
Patricia “Trish” Louise Jacobs, CNA, Retired Geriatrics Nurse Assistant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geriatric nursing.
Backed by a nurse’s aide certificate from Western Iowa Tech Community College from 1976, Ms. Jacobs has accrued more than 40 years of professional experience in the field of nursing. During her tenure, she specialized in geriatric nursing and restorative therapy throughout the states of South Dakota, Iowa, and Nevada. In every location she has worked, she has stood by her core values and the mantra, “You are there for them. Period.” Now retired, Ms. Jacobs most recently served as a member of the special care unit at the Good Samaritan Center in Canton, South Dakota, and as a nurse assistant at the Good Samaritan Home in Lennox, South Dakota from 1996 to 2019.
Ms. Jacobs commenced her career as a nurse assistant in Onawa, Iowa from 1976 to 1979. She went on to work in the same capacity at the Tommy Dale Development Center in Sioux City, Iowa from 1977 to 1979 and Beverly Enterprises in Las Vegas, Nevada until 1980. While with Beverly Enterprises, Ms. Jacobs’s skills were prevalent, which garnered her much praise from her managers and peers. Returning to the Midwest, she worked as a nurse assistant at Kimberly Nursing and Hillhaven, both in West Des Moines, Iowa, between 1982 and 1986. Additionally, she was a nurse assistant in Sioux City from 1988 to 1993 with Sunrise Manor, Countryside Retirement Home and Julia’s Valley Manor. From 1993 to 1996, Ms. Jacobs had also served Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa as a nurse assistant.
Looking back on her illustrious career, Ms. Jacobs considers her highlight to be her restorative therapy work and her time with Grape Tree Facilities. In addition, she has obtained a teamwork certificate, along with numerous other accolades and recognitions over the years. She thanks her mother, Mary Ellen, who was a registered nurse, and Helen Parish, the director of nursing at Beverly Enterprises, for their constant motivation and inspiration. A prolific writer in addition to her primary roles, Ms. Jacobs is the author of “Together We Can.” In 10 years’ time, she envisions herself getting back to working part-time and lending her expertise to budding nurses. Ms. Jacobs believes the most rewarding aspect of her profession has been the relationships she has built with co-workers and patients, so she hopes to continue doing so for as long as possible. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, playing piano, cross-stitch, and needlepoint. To attest to her legacy, Ms. Jacobs can also be found in the 53rd through 57th editions of Who’s Who in America, the third edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and the 20th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.
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