Jean Marshall, MSN RN FAAN, has amassed an outstanding record of achievement and service around the “world of people.” Named a visionary by those who know her, she has committed herself to advocating for empowerment of nurses and the profession of nursing. As a clinician-scholar, she uses her enormous capacity for innovative program design, consensus building, and superb interpersonal communication skills to implement programs that have received national acclaim. She also developed and anchored two consumer oriented television programs. She was appointed Assistant Commissioner of Health serving the health needs of all populations of the State of New Jersey.
Ms. Marshall served as the first African American President of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, and has been appointed and elected to several posts with the American Nurses Association. She has received numerous awards from the profession of nursing, including the American Nurses Association’s National Distinguished Award (1992) and currently is the 2002 Mary Mahoney Award. She is cited in a book, “The Path We Tread”, as one of the Black Nursing Leaders from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.
Ms. Marshall earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Seton Hall University. While there, she was awarded the Sara Erickson Medal for Outstanding Leadership in Professional Nursing, the Margaret C. Haley Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Most Outstanding Nursing Graduate Award.
Prior to becoming a consultant, as Vice-President of Community Relations for the Meridian Health System, she produced outcomes that displayed extraordinary talents. Ms. Marshall made over 6,000 community contacts in the community and promoted health and wellness using her nursing skill and knowledge to make a difference. She continues to consult and lecture to nurses both in the United States and internationally.
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