Title: Registered Nurse
Company: Bayada Home Healthcare
Location: Somerset, NC
Education: MSN, Kean University (2016); AS in Nursing, Union County College (2003); Nursing Diploma, Muhlenberg Nursing School (2002);
BA in Communications and English, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1983)
Career History: Registered Nurse, Bayada Home Healthcare (2020-Present); Registered Nurse, Surgical ICU Trauma and Neurology, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2008-2020); Registered Nurse, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2003-2020); Endoscopy Nurse, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2006-2008); Inpatient Nursing, Medical-Surgical, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2004-2006); Telemetry Nurse, Unit Secretary, Cardiac Health, Cardiovascular Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2003-2004); Presenter in Field
Margalie Johnson, Registered Nurse at Bayada Home Healthcare, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of health care.
Mrs. Johnson became involved in her profession after working in the cardiac and cardiovascular unit in a hospital as a secretary. Her supervisor recognized her compassion for others and suggested she look into becoming a critical care technician, which is a role similar to a nurse’s aide but with more responsibilities in dealing with clients. She first worked as a nurse’s aide, and upon discovering how much she loved it, furthered her education. She received an Associate of Science in nursing from Union County College in 2003, and an MSN from Kean University in 2016.
Since 2020, Mrs. Johnson has served as a registered nurse for Bayada Home Health Care. She previously worked in the Surgical ICU Trauma and Neurology Department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In support of her career, she is Nurse’s Aid Certified, certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); certified in Basic Life Support (BLS); and certified in Pediatric Life Support (PALS). Mrs. Johnson attributes her success to education because as a nurse in the medical field one cannot just go on what they have learned. This year, like every year or every couple of months, there are new developments and theories being challenged. It is imperative that one keeps up to date with issues of what is going on in the medical field because you want to give the best care to the clients, which is most important. In the near future, she hopes to receive a doctorate degree and continue helping others.