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How One Nurse Changed a Country

The Faithful Journey of Sister Margaret Kollmer

Rayborn, Michong K.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000545
Feature: practice/missions

ABSTRACT: How can one nurse change the world? This descriptive case study examines the remarkable career of Margaret Kollmer, a nurse and Mary-knoll Sister who developed Korea's first Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist training program and organized the Korean Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Later, she joined a team serving displaced Korean families and helped establish the first hospice program in Korea, as well as a resident hospice program for homeless AIDS patients in New York. Her 59 years of service shows what faithful reliance on God can accomplish.

Michong K. Rayborn, DNP, CRNA, is an assistant professor of Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has a passion for leadership in global nursing and nurse anesthesia education and practice.

Accepted by peer-review 12/28/2017.

Published Ahead of Print 8/29/18.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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