Joy Williamson-Foster, RN, BSN

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Joy Williamson-Foster, RN, BSN

Nursing Biography

I have been a nurse for over 25 years working in various capacities in many facets of Nursing. I currently serve as the Travel Veteran Coordinator at the Wilmington VA Medical Center in Wilmington, DE. Prior to serving in the I role I served our Nation’s Veterans as a Care Coordinator in Primary Care as well as a Medical Surgical Nurse at the Dover DE and Kansas City VA Medical Centers.

My Nursing career has mirrored Dr. Suess’ quote, “Oh the places you’ll go.” I have been a Travel RN having traveled to 42 states over a 7-year period with the most exciting experience being assigned to the Northern Arizona region within the boundaries of Navajo Nation. As a Nurse Manager of the Medical Surgical unit at Union Hospital of Cecil County in Elkton, MD, I was privileged to lead a group of Minority Nurses from Maryland and Delaware to “National Black Nurses Day on Capitol Hill in 2007.

My formal education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Wilmington University, an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Southern Vermont College, an Associate of Science in Accounting from Newbury College in Boston, MA.

Faith based nursing experience included serving for 8 years as a Health Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District for the AME Zion Church. This faith-based health initiative was funded by The Balm in Gilead Organization in collaboration with the AME, AME Zion, and CME African American Methodist Denominations focusing on minority health care.

Overall, my nursing career continues to be the ultimate calling in my life as I practice with the mindset of scripture Jeremiah 8:22 “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?” With healing comes Joy and the Joy of Nursing continues to be my Mantra.

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