Meet Our Writers

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Kristin Anderson, Ph.D.
L. Grace Freeman, RN

L. Grace Freeman, RN, graduated from the University of South Dakota nursing program in May 2004. She plans to continue her education to become a diabetes educator.

L. Joyce Washington, PhD, ARNP, CNS

Dr. L. Joyce Washington, ARNP, CNS, an associate professor of nursing at Barry University School of Nursing (SON) in Miami Shores, Fla., is the former chairperson of the SON’s Faculty Affairs Search Subcommittee and current chairperson of the SON Faculty Affairs Committee.

LaToya D. Hines

LaToya D. Hines is a fifth-year pre-nursing student at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. This article was originally written as an assignment for her Women’s History course.

Latoya Lewis
Lawrence C. Washington, R.N., M.S.N.

Lawrence C. Washington, R.N., M.S.N. is a retired Army Nurse Corps Colonel.

LDCR Ruth Kawano, MSN, RN

LCDR Ruth Kawano, MSN, RN, is an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and a nurse educator at the Gallup Indian Medical Center, an Indian Health Service facility in Gallup, N.M.

Lee Anne Nichols, RN, PhD and John Lowe, RN, PhD

Lee Anne Nichols, RN, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Tulsa School of Nursing. John Lowe, RN, PhD, is an assistant professor of nursing at the Florida International University School of Nursing in Miami.

Leigh Page

Leigh Page is a Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in health care topics.

Leona Konieczny, DNP, MPH, RN-BC