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Darlene Kaye Fritsma

Darlene Kaye Fritsma, American nurse. Registered Nurse, Florida; certified health care risk manager; advanced Registered Nurse practitioner, Florida.

Background

  • Fritsma, Darlene Kaye was born on December 9, 1941 in Grand Haven, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Douglas and Connie (Brink) Vander Zwaag.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, AS, Brevard Community College, 1974. Bachelor of Science, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1981. Master of Science in Nursing, University Florida, 1985.

    Career

    • Cardiac Care Unit staff nurse Brevard Hospital, Melbourne, Florida, 1974-1979. Assistant head nurse emergency room Holmes Regional Medical Center, 1979-1980, nursing staff development coordinator, 1980-1985. Nursing supervisor Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando, 1985-1994.

      Advanced Registered Nurse practitioner/nurse manager Orlando (Florida) Clinic, 1994-2000. Director Osteoporosis Education Center, 2001. Advanced Registered Nurse practitioner, supervisor Darden Wellness Center, Orlando, since 2001.

      Adjunct faculty University Central Florida, Orlando, 1987-1989, University Phoenix, since 1998, University Florida, 2000. Member Florida Nurses Political Action Actom., 2002-2006. Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Florida. Certified health care risk manager. Advanced Registered Nurse practitioner, Florida.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to nursing publications. Producer television program on nursing.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    President Brevard CPR, Inc., 1984-1985. Member Florida Democratic Executive Committee, Tallahassee, Orlando, 1989-1990. Treasurer, board directors Hyde Park Property Owners Association, Winter Park, Florida, 1989-1990.

    Voter registrar Orange County, Orlando, 1988-1991. Member health subcommittee Goals 2000, Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce, 1989-1991. Member Leadership Orlando Class of 94.

    Chairman board directors Central Florida Arthritis Foundation, 2003-2005. Board directors Florida Notary Public, 1998-1906, Florida State Arthritis Foundation, 2001-2005. Member American Nurses Association (nominating committee 1989-1992), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (president Space Coast unit 1983-1984, strategic planning committee 1983-1984), FNPAC (board directors 2002-2006), Florida Nurses Association (board directors, director practice 1988-1992, district 8 president 1994-1996, board directors 2003-2005), Florida Hospital Foundation, Commission on Future of Nursing in Florida, American Cancer Society, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Theta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, music, reading, cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Donald Fritsma, December 9, 1961 (divorced 1982). Children: Debra Lyn Fritsma DeRoy, Donald J. Junior.
    • father: Douglas Zwaag
    • mother: Connie (Brink) Vander Zwaag
    • spouse: Donald Fritsma
    • children: Debra Lyn Fritsma DeRoy Fritsma
    • Donald J. Junior Fritsma
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    Born December 9, 1941
    (age 75)
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