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I.H.S. outpatient nurse for Yavapai-Apache Nation receives ‘Nurse of the Year’ award.

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Indian Health Service community nurse named ‘Nurse of the Year’

By Don Decker, YAN News  06/21/19

RN Sheena Twitchell of the I.H.S. office at Phoenix Indian Medical Center has been named The March of Dimes 2019  ‘Nurse of the Year’ on Friday, June 14.

She was nominated by her supervisor at I.H.S. for outpatient nursing and her name was selected out of a pool of 300-400 recommendations. RN Twitchell visits the Tonto Apache and Yavapai-Apache Nation through out the month providing community health services within the CHR program. She can also be seen at community health fairs on the Nation.

“I was very honored and grateful for all the work I get to do in Arizona and all the great people I have met through nursing,” RN Twitchell stated.

RN Twitchell received a B.A.in Spanish with a minor in biology in 2012 from Colorado State University in Pueblo. In addition, she received a B.S.in Science in Nursing from the same university in 2013. Currently, she is pursuing an M.S.in Nursing.

RN Twitchell is from Washington state and enrolled in the Koyukon Athabascan Nation of the Louden Tribe in Galena, Alaska where her grandmother still lives.

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