Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist
Company: Town of Saugus
Location: Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
Mary J. McKenzie, Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Town of Saugus, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of public health and maternal child health.
Initially, Ms. McKenzie did not start out as a nurse, but rather a medical technologist. After working as an aid in a local hospital, she determined that she enjoyed nursing more than medical technology. Furthermore, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in 1974, later receiving a Master of Education from Salem College in 1982. Moreover, she concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Science from Boston University in 1983. Upon graduating from Boston College, Ms. McKenzie assumed the position of an instructor with the institution from 1983 to 1986. Consequently, she worked as a clinical specialist at Salem Hospital for six years, before becoming a visiting nurse with the Cambridge Visiting Nurse Association until 1992.
Currently, Ms. McKenzie excels as a public health nurse for the Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, since 2002. In this role, she is responsible for infection control, emergency preparedness, tuberculosis control, and providing information for citizens regarding health concerns and issues. Prior to this appointment, she briefly contributed as a private duty nurse and was in the U.S. Army Reserves for 28 years. A respected educator and consultant, she has also contributed several articles to professional journals in the field. The highlight of Ms. McKenzie’s career is the success rate of her students and being able to provide great instruction to a generation of good nurses. A member of the American Nurses Association of Massachusetts, Ms. McKenzie maintains affiliation with the American Public Health Section, among other organizations.
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