Eveline Horton, RN

Title: Retired School Nurse
Company: Chicago Board of Education
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Eveline Horton, RN, Retired School Nurse formerly employed by the Chicago Board of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing.

Mrs. Horton was inspired to become a nurse by her mother who serviced patients diagnosed with chronic health problems at a local hospital and required special diets. Her interest in nursing intensified as she observed the team approach of doctors, nurses and support staff in managing treatments designed to help each patient gain a holistic sense of recovery. In preparation for her career, Mrs. Horton pursued a formal education at Meharry Medical College School of Nursing in Nashville TN, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1961. She subsequently attended Chicago State University where she attained a Master of Education in guidance and counseling in 1966.

Mrs. Horton’s professional career as a registered nurse commenced as head nurse in oncology at the University of Chicago hospital in 1962.  Following this tenure, she was employed as a school nurse and lead school nurse for 37 years at the Chicago Board of Education retiring in 2002. Highly active in her community, Mrs. Horton is an associate life member of Jack & Jill of America Inc. a membership organization of mothers nurturing future African American leaders.  She founded the legacy scholarship in her mother’s name at her church and serves as Deacon and Health Ministry Moderator in her own church. The Health Ministry sponsors an annual community health fair.

Highlighting Mrs. Horton’s professional accomplishments include receiving certificates of Appreciation for Service as Lead Nurse in 1996 & 2003, Outstanding Presentation to the Scientific Program given by the National Dental Society in 1996 and Fifty Years of Service Award from the Chicago Area Chapter of Meharry Medical College. She has held membership and leadership positions in the Illinois Nurses Association-School Nurse Section and the Association of School Nurses.  Mrs. Horton co-authored “Lifetimes of Dedication and Service –Meharry Medical College School of Nursing Graduates” in 2016. One of Mrs. Horton’s future goals is to grow funding of the Meharry Nurses Scholarship Fund. The projected goal is $100,000.00. Continued funding and support of the scholarship may be made using Meharry’s secure website: www.mmc.edu/about/give-to-meharry then click on ‘give now’ tab. Designate your gift is for the Meharry Nurses Legacy Group Scholarship Fund.

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