Distinguished Nurse Barbara A. Ihrke, PhD, RN, will be Honorably Mentioned in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

(PR NewsChannel) / September 12, 2016 / Marion, Indiana 

With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Barbara A. Ihrke, PhD, RN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Dr. Ihrke is a registered nurse with 41 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially transcultural nursing, tropical health, gerontology, and nursing informatics. Dr. Ihrke is currently serving as Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean, and Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing in Marion, Indiana. Furthermore, she is a research consultant and Chair of the Board of Directors at Marion General Hospital.

Dr. Ihrke attended St. Cloud School of Nursing in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where she graduated with her nursing diploma in 1975. She then went to Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Missions in 1977. Additionally, Dr. Ihrke went to Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing where she received her Master’s degree in Community Health Nursing in 1993. She also holds a PhD that she acquired in 2002 at Purdue University. Dr. Ihrke is a published author of chapters in two books. Her current research is located in Haiti with a study regarding Zika and small head size. Dr. Ihrke is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.

For 11 years Dr. Ihrke was in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she worked as a missionary nurse teaching in a school of nursing and doing primary health care projects until 1991. She spent her sabbatical in Gabon, Africa, and has presented her transcultural research at various national and international conferences. She credits her success to being committed to the care of people and her passion for the field. When Dr. Ihrke is not working, she dedicates her volunteer time to global healthcare activities.

Learn more about Dr. Ihrke here: https://www.indwes.edu/academics/faculty/barbara-ihrke and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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SOURCE:  International Association of HealthCare Professionals

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