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Evelyn Harper, RN – Director of Nursing

Hey there! I’m Evelyn Harper, a nursing professional with more than four decades of experience under my belt. I’ve gained a great reputation throughout my career for my leadership skills, commitment to patient care, and dedication to advancing the nursing field.

You know what inspired me to become a nurse? It was the compassionate nurses I encountered along the way. They motivated me to enroll in nursing school and gain practical experience in various specialties. To further enhance my skills, I pursued advanced certifications in critical care nursing and nursing leadership, which prepared me for leadership roles.

Currently, I’m the Director of Nursing at a prominent regional hospital, overseeing a large team and ensuring high standards of care. But my involvement doesn’t stop there! I stay actively engaged in professional organizations, mentoring aspiring nurses and contributing to developing nursing practices. The impact that nursing has on the lives of patients and their families is truly remarkable, and I’ve witnessed this firsthand throughout my career.

Beyond my hospital responsibilities, I continue to be actively involved in professional organizations, serving as a mentor and role model for aspiring nurses. My unwavering commitment to compassionate care has earned me the trust of colleagues and the community. As a visionary leader, I strive to make a positive change in healthcare, always advocating for patient-centered care.

I’m here to make a difference and am excited to bring my passion for nursing to the table. Let’s work together to create a brighter future for healthcare!

Frequently Asked Questions

We are always recruiting for healthcare positions. Go ahead and email your resume to [email protected] or click the Apply now button. You can view our current job listings by visiting our hot jobs page. Here you will find an updated list of amazing opportunities we have to offer in different locations and specialties.

Make sure you’re prepared by completing all necessary health screenings, background checks, and drug tests, as well as ensuring your vaccination records are up to date. Remember, each facility may have different requirements, so be sure to double-check before starting your new role.

This will depend on each facility. Most facilities require drug screens, TB tests, physicals, flu shots, and Joint Commission assessments each year, so it’s important to keep these documents up to date.

Yes, you can expect to be oriented by the healthcare facility to familiarize you with your new role, however orientation differs from facility to facility.

The American Heart Association is the recommended provider as most facilities only accept certifications received through them. You may find a training center near you at:

Yes, most of the records will be required for future assignments. For ease of reference, keeping all records in the same place will make it easier for you during future compliance processes.

You may complete on-boarding with Access through our employee portal, which is your one-stop-shop for completing Credentialing. Through the portal, you will upload copies of your certifications, clinical records, licenses, etc. and complete any required documentation that your Recruiter has assigned you.

You are required to have an active license in place for the State of assignment. A single multi-state license covers you in States that are part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). For States that do not participate in the NLC, a state specific license is required. For more information visit

Contracts normally cannot be terminated before the due date unless necessary! In situations such as a personal emergency or a genuine belief that your license may be in danger, immediately contact your recruiter. Cancelling your contract is subject to the terms of the agreement and should be the last cause of action with sufficient notice to the recruiter.

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Nursing Licensure

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing.