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Marquis Who's Who Honors Vernicia A. Edmond, MSN, for Expertise in Health Care and Nursing

Vernicia A. Edmond, MSN, is lauded for her contributions to holistic and occupational health

Ms. Edmond has been an active member of several industry-related organizations, including the Nurse Practitioner Association of the District of Columbia and the American Nurses Association.

    WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Vernicia A. Edmond, MSN, has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. 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.

Ms. Edmond is a distinguished family nurse practitioner and certified holistic health practitioner, demonstrating a profound commitment to holistic wellness. As the co-founder of MariCare Wellness, a holistic wellness practice established in the fall of 2017 and officially launched in March 2018, her leadership has been instrumental in providing physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellness. MariCare Wellness notably specializes in serving diverse clients, from pediatric to elderly residents in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.

In addition to her work at MariCare Wellness, Ms. Edmond has honorably served as a flight nurse and OIC of health and wellness since 2011 for the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Her notable service includes four years on active duty in the military before returning to her company, a period that spanned from December 2019 to February 2024. Stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Ms. Edmond worked as an aeromedical nurse practitioner responsible for occupational health and advocating for those who suffered occupational injuries or illnesses.

Before the inception of MariCare Wellness, Ms. Edmond's journey in health care was marked by a wealth of experience in various roles and specialties. Her career began as an aerospace medical service journeyman with the D.C. Air National Guard from 2001 to 2008. Transitioning to civilian positions, she worked as a cardiac intensive care unit nurse from 2008 to 2014 at Children's National Medical Center, then as a federal occupational health nurse with Federal Occupational Health between 2010 and 2013. Ms. Edmond also found success as a registered nurse with Kaiser Permanente, Fastaff Travel Nursing, and Nurses Etc. Staffing, followed by the role of a PICU registered nurse at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. More recently, she worked as a nurse practitioner at Metro Spine Pain Centers LLC, showcasing her extensive expertise and competence.

Ms. Edmond's academic background laid the foundation for her successful career. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2008 and a Master of Science as a family nurse practitioner at Drexel University in 2016. During her years at Drexel, she also obtained a certificate in forensic trends and issues in contemporary health care. Additional educational pursuits to Ms. Edmond's credit include family nurse practitioner board certification and certified holistic health practitioner designation.

In addition to her professional contributions, Ms. Edmond has been an active member of several industry-related organizations, including the Nurse Practitioner Association of the District of Columbia and the American Nurses Association. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Beyond these endeavors, Ms. Edmond is deeply committed to advocacy, where she has been recognized for her skills and strength in advocating for better patient care and broader health policy issues. She is also actively involved with The Salvation Army, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Women's Military Association. Moreover, Ms. Edmond enjoys giving back by feeding people experiencing homelessness, particularly during the holidays, and volunteering at veterans' homes in Washington, D.C.

In light of her success in the military, Ms. Edmond was named as the Airman of the Year by the Air Force National Guard. She was also recognized as the Flight Nurse of the Quarter and the Field Grade Officer of the Year and was nominated for the 459th Air Refueling Wing Field Grade Officer of the Year. With plans to enhance her skills through additional certifications such as legal nurse consultant certification, Ms. Edmond is poised for continued success in her personal endeavors and professional contributions to holistic wellness through MariCare Wellness.

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