Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing
Company: Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College
Location: Maryland Heights, Missouri, United States
Catherine Ann Kush, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clinical nursing education.
Ms. Kush is a gerontological nurse and an assistant professor of nursing at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College, where she has taught since 2015. Since elementary school, Ms. Kush knew that she wanted to become a nurse, and she has fond memories of talking to the staff at a Catholic hospital near her home as a child. In 1975, she completed an Associate of Science in Nursing at Lincoln Land Community College. Ms. Kush began her nursing career in 1981 as a commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Nurse Corps and completed additional postgraduate training at Fort Sam Houston while advancing through grades, reaching the rank of Major in 1987. She worked with the United States Army Recruiting Command as a counselor at Fort Sheridan and as an assistant chief nurse at the 2291st Army Hospital in Columbus before becoming a management officer at the United States Army Personnel Center in St. Louis in 1990. During her time with the military, Ms. Kush was a part of the newly-instituted HIV testing and counseling program, and served in the field during the Gulf War.
In 1994, Ms. Kush left the Army, becoming a quality assurance staff officer at the Office of the Surgeon General. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing in gerontological nursing at St. Louis University the following year, and remained with the Office of the Surgeon General until 1997, when she entered private practice in geriatrics. As a part of her commitment to helping patients and the community, Ms. Kush works with the Independent Senior Living Group, and is active in the American Nurses Association and Sigma Nursing. In recognition of her career accomplishments, she was decorated with a Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Army in 2001, and received a Gold Star for Outstanding Service from Barnes Jewish College in 2019.
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