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Arlene Gardner
Arlene Gardner
Arlene Gardner has 50 years of nursing experience and has held an Oregon nursing license since 1987.   She attended University of California, Los Angeles (Pre-nursing); Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles (Nursing BA); Bradley University, Peoria (Education MA); and University of Arizona, Tucson (Nursing MS).
 
Her nursing career includes employment with USPHS Indian Health Service from 1995 to 2003; three tours with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1993 to 2005; and 13 years as Critical Care Nurse in various facilities including six years at the Veteran’s Administration in Tucson, AZ.
Other positions include five years in instructor positions at Vanderbilt University and Illinois Central College; and two years as Clinical Specialist Geriatrics for Pima City, AZ.
 
"My years in nursing have been one of life’s most rewarding experiences," says Ms. Gardner.  "I would like to continue to have an input into the area of geriatrics and in the development of quality nursing home administrators."