Meet Our Writers

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Nita Kasan

Nita Kasan is the Chief Nursing Officer at The College Network, an online education provider specializing in nursing education based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Norma Kiser-Larson, PhD, RN

Norma Kiser-Larson, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at North Dakota State University in Fargo. She serves as a parish nurse in her local congregation and has coordinated two medical mission trips to Nicaragua.

Nurses, Nursing Students and Educators

Carolyn Ahl, Amber Bumgardner, Heather Byelick, Melissa Krieder, Joy Nevens, Antonia Schiller, Katrina Sorensen and Laura Steiger are students at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle. Sherry Foutch, MN, ARNP, is a nurse practitioner at the Teen Health Center clinic at Cleveland High School in Seattle. Janette Wong, BA, and Kelly Pornour, MA, are health education teachers at Cleveland High School.

Olga Savoskina, R.N., B.S.N.

Olga Savoskina, R.N., B.S.N., is a recent graduate from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a new nurse in the cardiac care unit in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware. She is an active member of the hospital’s diversity committee. Besides learning the profession and getting acquainted with her new hospital family, Olga is also a mother to Nikolai, age two.

Pam Chwedyk

Pam Chwedyk is senior editor and editorial manager of Minority Nurse.

Pamela Hyman, MSN, RN

Pamela Hyman, MSN, RN, is a graduate student at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut.

Pamela Palmer, EdD

Dr. Pamela Palmer is a free-lance writer who specializes in career, business and information technology topics.

Patricia A. Vint, EdD, SDL

Patricia A. Vint, EdD, SDL, is director of the Instruction Center at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.

Patti Urso, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., F.N.P., C.N.E., and Karen Ouzts, R.N., Ph.D., A.P.H.N.-B.C., C.N.E.

Patti Urso, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., F.N.P., C.N.E., is the Specialization Coordinator for Nursing Education for the School of Nursing at Walden University. Karen Ouzts, R.N., Ph.D., A.P.H.N.-B.C., C.N.E., B.S.N. is the Completion Program Director and R.N., M.S.N. Coordinator for the School of Nursing at Walden University.