A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs & Cynthia de Lorenzi, Inkandescent Women magazine — If you haven’t checked out the What’s Next project on Inkandescent Women magazine, here’s an introduction to one of our Truly Amazing Women that we believe will inspire you.
Meet Dr. Caryn Iverson, the Chief Nursing Officer at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. She is one of the women who stands out as a leader and important voice in the post-pandemic world we will create.
In our interview you’ll learn about Caryn’s thoughts on What’s Next at America’s Hospitals, including:
- Where was Caryn when the pandemic hit Memorial Medical Center in March 2020?
- Where was she personally in her life, and what did she immediately think when she learned about COVID-19’s arrival in the US?
- What are her thoughts now about the future of the hospital industry, nurses, and healthcare, in general?
- And the big question — Given her vantage point as the head of the nursing program at the largest hospital in southern New Mexico, what does Caryn see coming as the pandemic continues in the US and worldwide?
Check it out today!
- Click here to listen to our podcast interview with Caryn on Inkandescent Radio!
- Click here to read more about this Truly Amazing Woman.
Here’s a little more about Caryn: “Memorial is a 199-bed acute care hospital with a Level IV trauma center, chest pain center, NICU, PICU, bariatric and also one of the Joint Centers of Excellence,” explains the medical professional who previously worked with Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso, TX, beginning as an RN in 1994 and serving as CNO from 2009 until 2018. Dr. Iverson received her nursing degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
She completed her doctoral degree from the University of Phoenix, and her dissertation is “The Influence of Orientation Styles on Nurse Retention in the First Year of Employment.”
Caryn currently serves on the Advisory Board of the New Mexico State University School of Nursing and the Dona Ana Community College School of Nursing. She has been appointed to the Education Committee by the American Organization of Nurse Leaders and is the president-elect for the New Mexico Organization of Nurse Leaders. “I am committed to hands-on support of a collaborative, quality care team,” she insists.