Introducing Our Team: Dr. Amy Toone, RN, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

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Dr. Amy Toone, RN, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, serves as a valuable curriculum expert and consultant on Nurses International’s Nursing Council. She provides prime insight on nursing education, as a professor and interim director for the APN programs at the University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler), and delivers the following perspective:
“An old African saying is that there are two things that no one can take away from you – education and your culture. Both of these items tell people where you have come from but it is what you do with them that tells the world where you are going. Assisting students on their transformational journey to the next level of nursing is truly a privilege. I look forward to helping nurses transform.”

Dr. Toone served as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Tanzania for ten years and later founded the International Nursing Symposium, with both her Western and tropical medicine expertise. In March 2014, Dr. Toone assumed the role of a stateside coordinator at the “Seventh International Symposium in Continuing Nursing Education”, hosted in Limuru, Kenya.

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Conference delegates included nurses and nurse practitioners working in an international setting, with goals to update and broaden their nursing knowledge through diverse viewpoints.

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With thorough international nursing education and mission experience, Dr. Toone has detailed her perspective in academic journals and provides skilled insight to our Nursing Council. Here, she vividly writes about her experience in Burundi and adventures in Tanzania: Dr. Toone even translated learning materials into Swahili, providing a range of insight on nursing literacy and the future of international nursing education.

Thank you, Dr. Toone!

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