Angela “Angie” Strawn, EdD, MSN, RN, has a solid history in nursing higher education including roles as faculty, administrator, dean and campus president and is currently a consultant for schools developing nursing programs at the baccalaureate or higher level, specializing in curriculum, regulation and accreditation.
When asked why she joined the Board of Directors for Joshua’s House Volunteer Hospice, she said, “I believe in the desperate need to help those who are dying on our streets from terminal illnesses and I think I have the knowledge and experience to assist.”
She added that she believes nurses today need to be educated in the needs of the community, to understand vulnerable populations and the social determinants of health.
“I understand how community organizations and services can partner with educational programs so both benefit – the student learns and the service gains,” she said. “In my role as the education coordinator, I hope to provide opportunities for students from many schools and programs to become sensitive to the needs of the dying.”
Angie hopes that Joshua’s House demonstrates its value and mission in the first year. She said, “My goal is for Joshua’s House to be seen as home for the dying that brings compassion, dignity, and care to the terminally-ill who have no place else to go for such care.”
“As the education liaison for Joshua’s House, I want to reach out to schools and programs at all levels – high school through college – that want opportunities in community service,” she added. “The world can be changed through kindness!”