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[Marie Etienne]

Marie Etienne, ARNP
Marie O. Etienne, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, immigrated to Miami in 1980. In 1997, Marie entered the realm of academics at Miami Dade College initially as an adjunct faculty member and subsequently as a full-time Assistant Professor. In August 2002, she received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. Currently, she is an Associate Professor, Senior at Miami Dade College.

Marie's nursing experience encompasses many areas including Pediatrics, Gerontology, and Family Practice. In her 10 years at the College, Marie has worked as coordinator for both Community Health Nursing and Medical-Surgical Nursing in the program.

Marie's achievements have been recognized and honored by the National Nurses Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau. In 2002, the Florida Nurses Association recognized Marie as an excellent advanced practice clinician, inspiring educator, community service-oriented professional and leader among her nurse practitioner peers. In 2005, she was inducted as an exceptional educator and leader in the Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society-Florida International University Chapter. In 2006, Marie was profiled in South Florida Business Journal as one of the healthcare educator finalists for excellence in education. In March 2007, Marie received a prestigious award from the North Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women as one of the most "impressive women in the City." In April 2007, Marie received a certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the Community by Congressman Kendrick Meek as President of the Haitian American Nurses of Florida, Inc. (HANA). In June 2007, Marie was awarded the Stanley G. Tate and Family Endowed Teaching Chair for Excellence in Academia at Miami Dade College.

An active member in the Florida community, Marie serves as a role model for women in Florida in various capacities in her leadership role. Marie strives for excellence and encourages her students to be successful. She is an advisor for Miami Dade College—Students Nurses Association (MDC-SNA) Chapter. She is the immediate past President of the Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida (2005-2007) and is Vice-Chair of the Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC). Marie serves the community locally and internationally as she organizes health fairs and medical missions and brings students to participate in medical missions in the Dominican Republic in partnership with HAPC.

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