Catherine Lynn Brown, RN

Title: Medical/Surgical Nurse, Neuroscience Nurse
Company: West Florida Regional Medical Center
Location: Mountlake Terrace, Washington, United States

Catherine Lynn Brown RN, Medical/Surgical Nurse, Neuroscience Nurse at West Florida Regional Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military service and nursing.

From the age of four years old, Ms. Brown knew that she wanted to be a nurse. She attended Eastern Washington State College from 1970 to 1973 before working as a hospital corpsman for the United States Navy Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, from 1974 to 1979 and held the same role with the Naval Hospital in Rota, Spain from 1979 to 1982. She considers her time in Rota, Spain, to be the highlight of her career for during that time she had various responsibilities and received a great deal of firsthand experience in the field of nursing that she had not been exposed to prior to the experience.

Following this appointment, Ms. Brown worked as a nurse’s aide for ACLF in Pensacola, Florida, from 1982 to 1987. A certified medical-surgeon nurse with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, she earned an ASN from Jefferson Davis Junior College in Brewton, Alabama, in 1989. Since then, Ms. Brown has worked as a registered nurse on the neurosurgery floor of the West Florida Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, Florida. Though she retired from the United States Navy in 2008 as a 1st Class Corpsman after 8 years active duty and 25 years as a reservist in 2008, Ms. Brown plans to continue working as a registered nurse well into the future and attributes her success to her energetic personality and the love she has for her job.

In addition to her main pursuits, Ms. Brown served as a volunteer lecturer for nursing students at Jefferson Davis Junior College since 1993. She has also worked for Vencor Ventilator Hospital and Alliance Nursing since 1995, has volunteered at the Benaroya Institute in Seattle, Washington, and has been a volunteer aide to kindergartners at West Pensacola Elementary School in Florida since 1985. Ms. Brown also dedicated her time as a co-leader for the Girl Scouts of United States, Troop 51, in Pensacola since 1985 and has been a presenter for Say No to Drugs at Escambia County Elementary Schools since  1994.

Due to her success, Ms. Brown has been named Volunteer of Year of the Escambia County School System in Pensacola from 1992 to 1993. She has been a member of the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation and the Rainier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a lifetime member of the Association of Military Surgeons in the United States, the Girl Scout Organization and has held a membership with the Young Astronauts of U.S.A., the Myrtle Grove Community Center, the Broadview Historical Society, the Medical Research Society of the Benaroya Institute, and was a docent at Shoreline Historical Museum. When she is not working, Ms. Brown enjoys sports, working with children, tutoring, Girl Scouting, medical research, genealogy, and history.

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