Annette Gentry Shousha was the recipient of a Governor's Recognition Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
BRENTWOOD, TN, January 09, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Annette Gentry Shousha with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mrs. Shousha celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Leading an impressive career in both nursing and education which has spanned almost 40 years, Mrs. Shousha retired in 1995 from her position as an intensive care unit critical care nurse with the Nashville Veterans Affairs Hospital. Aligned with the hospital for several years, she formerly worked in medical nursing and as a gastroenterology nurse. Mrs. Shousha also contributed for over 20 years as a clinical manager and office nurse in Britton, South Dakota, an obstetrics-gynecology nurse at Nashville General Hospital, an in-service educator at Tri County Hospital in Georgia and a medical nursing instructor at Nashville General Hospital.
During her career, Mrs. Shousha was a contributor of the South Dakota Journal of Medicine. It is a monthly, peer-reviewed medical journal published by the South Dakota State Medical Association. Active in her community, as well as in politics, Mrs. Shousha is a former delegate of a Political Action Committee and participated in political conventions.
Acquiring a diploma as a registered nurse from Saint Thomas Hospital School of Nursing in Nashville in 1957, Mrs. Shousha subsequently attended Belmont University and Northern State University for a short time before ultimately attaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at South Dakota State University in 1985. She is certified in coronary care. Mrs. Shousha has been a member of numerous industry-related organizations, including the American Nurses Association, the National Hospice Association and the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs. She was also a member and past state president of the American Medical Association Auxiliary and the South Dakota Medical Auxiliary, was a member of the Northeastern Mental Health Board in South Dakota, was a local school board member, and was also very involved with her church serving in numerous capacities.
Mrs. Shousha was the recipient of a Governor's Recognition Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Mrs. Shousha is the proud mother of Mark, Andre, Anne, Mary and Melanie. She is also the proud grandmother of Christina, Olivia, Christian, Andrew, Isabelle, Arianna, Kyle, Kevin, Hannah, Marina and Lucas, and a great grandmother to Max. Mrs. Shousha married Dr. Alfred Shousha, a physician, in 1959. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been featured in numerous editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Nursing, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the World. Since retiring, Mrs. Shousha has had more time to pursue valued diversions such as art, piano playing, reading, and spending time with her family.
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