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Terry L. Terpstra

Terry L. Terpstra, American gerontological nurse specialist. Certified gerontological nurse practitioner. Captain United States Air Force, 1989. Member Alpha Chi.

Background

Terpstra, Terry L. was born on May 25, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Wayne and Frances (Zwart) Terpstra.

Education

Associate of Applied Science, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, 1980. Bachelor of science in nursing, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, 1985. MSN, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, 1989.

Career

Staff nurse Dyer (Indiana) Mercy Hospital, 1979-1980. Director nursing Holland Home for the Aged, South Holland, Illinois. Day house supervisor Rest Haven Christian Services, 1980-1989.

Assistant charge nurse acute medical-gynecology-oncology ward Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, Fairborn, Ohio, 1090-1092. Gerontological clinical nurse specialist Battle Creek (Michigan) Veterans Administration Medical Center, since 1993. Presenter on age identification Grant Hospital, Chicago.

Research and presentations on restraint use, behavior management and prevention/treatment of pressure ulcers.

Membership

Captain United States Air Force, 1989. Member Alpha Chi.