Officer Bios

 

Brenda Hicks Wickersham RN, MAV, CRN; NWARIN President 2018-2020

As your NWARIN President, I want to serve the needs of nurses who are committed to quality patient care in the imaging world.  Whether you are new or old to this dynamic field in which patients receive diagnosis, treatment, intervention or palliative therapies, it is an exciting and challenging time. Over the next two years, my hope is that many more nurses become credentialed with “CRN” or are prepared to take the exam.  NWARIN needs nurses who want to be involved in the life of the organization.   Founded in 1987, I arrived on the scene in radiology just 3 years later.  At that time, the opportunity to meet other nurses who practiced in radiology was such a life-saver. Meeting face-to -face, dinner lectures and later half day and whole day events developed.    I must say that I have not had to leave the field to be able to learn and grow.  The field continues to offers so much.   As an Interventional Radiology nurse in Olympia, WA at Providence St Peter Hospital, we have grown from a one nurse department in ’90 to a ten-nurse department and growing.  I invite you all to join me in keeping the organization strong through meaningful education programs, as well as innovating other ways to share and connect.   Feel free to share your ideas by contacting me at my email: wickershambrenda@comcast.net   I look forward to working with you all over the next two years as your President.  Your NWARIN board is here to serve.  Together, we can accomplish much.

 

Connie Flores, RN, BSN, CRN; NWARIN Treasurer 2006-2018

I started my career in Interventional Radiology at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in 1985 and became an organizing member of NWARIN in 1987. In 2001 I became a Certified Radiology Nurse, have served as former President, and have been the Treasurer since 2006. One of the most rewarding accomplishments has been meeting nurses at the Local and National conferences, and having their support in planning our annual chapter conferences. In 2015  NWARIN was awarded Chapter of the Year Award from ARIN.

One of my missions as your NWARIN Treasurer is to seek financial support for Educational Grants from our Vendors, so that we can offer Nursing Scholarships to our members. It is our mission to increase the number of Certified nurses in our Chapter and also offer financial opportunities to be able to attend the ARIN annual conventions. Your support at the Local and National Level is invaluable. 

I invite you to become a member of NWARIN so that we can continue to support each other and develop more tools for success in our fast paced and progressive Radiology Profession.

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