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Heart of Healthcare

Nurses are the heart of healthcare. These are the individuals who provide bedside care, monitor patients and are often the main point of contact for patients and their families. Lourdes nursing graduates are some of the most sought after professionals employed at hospitals across the state and the US. They truly are the heart of … Continued

Lakeesha Sims, MSN, RN

Lakeesha Sims, MSN, RN, is a Nursing Instructor at Richard Medical Academy. Her educational journey is one of dedication and determination with Lourdes University by her side most of the way. Lakeesha began her career as a Medical Assistant before she went back to school to start her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. … Continued

Norma Ruiz, MSN, RN

An educator and nurse, Ms. Norma Ruiz provides quality nursing care for patients and prepares the next generation of healthcare givers. “As an instructor, I am adding to a student’s knowledge. As a med-surg nurse, I am part of the decision-making process and am involved with care and interventions.” A Staff RN in the Oncology/Stroke … Continued

Wendy Overmyer, MSN, RN

Lourdes nursing graduates possess the leadership, communication and analytic skills that propel them to a successful career. Wendy (Combs) Overmyer is no exception. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Lourdes in 2008, she has supplemented her education with hands-on experience in the healthcare setting. More importantly, she chose to further her education … Continued

Shirley Williams, RN, BSN

The desire individuals have to learn and earn a college degree has no boundaries, including age. Shirley Williams is a prime example. An LPN and certified dementia practitioner, she chose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the youthful age of 50. “My cousin Clarence encouraged me. He said, ‘you’re going to … Continued


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