Heather Dawson, BSN, RN, CHPN
BSN- Montana State University
MSN (in progress) – Loyola University, New Orleans
Ms. Dawson has been a nurse for 11 years and practiced in a variety of healthcare settings, including home health, hospice, and acute care. She has lived and practiced on the Flathead Indian Reservation for the entirety of her career. She has functioned as a preceptor to new employees, and presented continuing education offerings for hospice nurses. She spearheaded a quality improvement project at a local hospice agency working to implement spiritual care at end of life in a culturally relevant manner for tribal elders. She volunteers yearly on medical brigades to deliver primary health care to the underserved in rural Honduras. She is currently studying for her MSN with an emphasis in nursing education at Loyola University in New Orleans.