moz-screenshot Karine Crow, Cherokee, is Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University School of Nursing. She directs the American Indian Program, which was the first reservation-based, baccalaureate nursing program in the United States.

P1010017.JPG_2 As Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University, Bette Keltner Jacobs Cherokee, PhD, RN, has greatly expanded and enhanced her school. She is eager for some American Indian and Alaska Native students to graduate from elite nursing schools that can open doors to high-level jobs.

John Lowe, Cherokee, PhD, RN, Associate Professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University is one of only 13 American Indian/Alaskan Natives with doctoral degree in nursing. Self-reliance, which is an important Cherokee value, has been a key issue in Lowe's teaching, research and service.

MargaretMoss_100p Margaret Moss, The Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota, DSN, RN, JD, is the only American Indian nurse with both a DSN and JD. In fact, only a few nurses in the total US population hold both degrees. She will soon be Associate Professor at Yale University School of Nursing.

patchell Beverly Patchell, Cherokee, RN, MS, CNS, draws on her experiences in traditional, allopathic (western), and alternative medicine in her private practice and her teaching of nursing students. She is on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma School of Nursing where she is the project director for the American Indian Nursing Student Success Program, site coordinator for the Bridges to the Doctorate Program, and co-director of the Center for Cultural Competency and Healthcare Excellence.

rsa Robyn Sunday-Allen, Cherokee, RN, MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic.

DSC00572 CR_2 Bev Warne, Oglala Lakota, MS, RN, is the director of the American Indian Students United in Nursing (ASUN) program at Arizona State University. Her rich background includes serving as as a school nurse, an IHS public health nurse, a pediatric nurse, and a nurse in a clinic in Bangkok, Thailand.