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Dr. Karin Ciance selected as Top Professional of the Year in Community Health Nursing by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

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Dr. Karin L. Ciance, DNP, RN Assistant Professor of Nursing at Anna Maria College, has been selected as Top Professional of the Year in Community Health Nursing for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the healthcare field. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With 3 decades of professional experience in the Nursing Industry, Dr. Ciance has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success honing her expertise in all fields of Nursing. With her diverse background and experience Dr. Ciance has held an impressive repertoire of prior roles.  She started her career as a Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Associate Nurse Manager, Nurse Manager, Director of Urgent Care and Director of Clinical Services.  She has worked in many different areas in nursing including urgent care, medical/surgical nursing, women’s health, rehabilitation, community health, and long-term care.  The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Dr. Ciance for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She is talented, bright, beautiful and brilliant at what she does and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization.  We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this amazing woman.”

Dr. Ciance earned her Diploma in Nursing in 1983  from Worcester City Hospital  School of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1989 at Worcester State College.  While working full time, she simultaneously earned her MS in Community Health Nursing also at Worcester State College in 2004 and completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Walden University in 2014.

Dr. Ciance has demonstrated success not only as a nurse but also as a professor educating nursing students and developing courses for the BSN program and for the college’s online RN-BSN program including fundamentals, community health, public health, research and senior seminar.  Dr. Ciance began teaching a lab section at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) and fell in love with it then she later accepted a position at MCPHS  in Worcester, Massachusetts as an Adjunct Nursing Professor.  In 2011, Dr. Ciance accepted a  full time faculty position at Anna Maria College where she teaches in the on ground undergraduate Bachelor of Science in  Nursing program  and the on line RN-BSN program. In addition,  she serves on committees,  advises students and attends faculty assemblies and school meetings when she isn’t in the classroom and serves as a mentor for new faculty and graduate nursing students.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Ciance remains active in her community, has received numerous awards, accolades and has been featured in many publications and magazines for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. In 2011 selected as Professional of the Year by Continental Who’s Who.  In 2013 selected as VIP of the Year with Strathmore Whos Who.  In 2015 she was selected as Outstanding Professional of the Year in Community Health Nursing and featured on the billboard on the Reuter Building in Times Square and inducted as Roundtable Member by Strathmore Who’s Who.   In 2016 Professional of the Year Award, in Community Health Nursing Strathmore’s Who’s Who.  In 2016 selected by Oxford Who’s Who Tier of Excellence and featured in Women of Distinction Magazine. She was honored in  2017 as the  Top Nurse in Paxton, MA. by the International Nurses Association and named Top Professional of the Year in Community Health Nursing by the International Association of Top Professionals.  She is an active member of Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses, the American Nurses Association, Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing, Golden Key International Honour Society and American Woman of Today.

Looking back, Dr. Ciance attributes her success to her training, her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and her passion for educating her students. Dr. Ciance’s motto is the 3 C’s to provide: Caring, Compassion, and Comfort to all her patients. For the future, she will continue to grow as a professional, continue to keep up with the growing body of Community Health Nursing, and wants to continue to make a difference in people’s lives any way she can.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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