The American Health Council Board of Nurses recently welcomed Tamra Ward, MSN, ARNP, NP-C, CHFN, CCTC, as a new member. Ward comes with 38 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a seasoned Nurse Practitioner with expertise in cardiology, heart failure, adult heart transplant, and nursing research.
The American Health Council selected Ward to join the Nursing Board for the work she is doing in the field of transplantation and her dedication as a nurse educator. Ward chose to join the nursing profession because it gives her the opportunity to positively impact so many lives. She graduated with highest honors in her undergraduate and graduate nursing studies, and her career has been driven by a goal to improve the quality of patient care.
Ward is currently an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at Memorial Regional Hospital where she manages advanced heart failure patients. She is the coordinator responsible for inpatient and outpatient management of the advanced heart failure, mechanical support, and adult heart transplant patients. Ward is also involved in multiple clinical research trials on heart transplant patients and she sits on the Heart Failure Task Force for the Memorial Healthcare System to improve clinical outcomes and patient quality indicators.
In the future, Ward hopes to be an integral part of the expansion of growth in the heart failure services at Memorial Regional Hospital. She also hopes to transition into a more active teaching role at the university-level. In her free time, Ward donates her time and resources to the American Heart Association and Mended Hearts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving heart disease patients and their caregivers.
To learn more about Tamra Ward and her new position on the American Health Council Nursing Board, visit here.