Profiles And Contributions To This Article

A view from inside Arizona and New Mexico Indian country: pursuing a health career path

Barbara  Overman

Barbara Overman

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, original concept, designed the project, collected data, collected data, wrote the first draft

position: Clinical Associate Professor

United States

I am an Associate Professor of Nursing and Nurse-midwifery. I have been involved with access to education for advanced nurse practice and access to health care for rural New Mexico and community work with Navajo nursing leadership over the past twelve years. I am a founding board member of the N-NURSE (Navajoland Nurses United for Research Service and Eduction) organization.


Linda   Petri

Linda Petri

qualifications: MA

contribution: designed the project, collected data, contributed to drafts, input data

position: Project Manager

Linda Petri, project manager for the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, holds a Masters Degree in Anthropology and a Public Administration Certificate in Gerontology. Ms. Petri brings expertise from completed research on cultural issues in health care delivery as it pertains to American Indian elders and as co-investigator in the workbased survey as it relates to advancement in health career education for Navajo Nation health workers.


Ursula  Knoki-Wilson

Ursula Knoki-Wilson

qualifications: MSN

contribution: supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Chief Clinical Consultant for Advanced Practice Nursing for IHS

United States

Director of Nurse-Midwifery Service and IHS Chief Clinical Consultant for Advance Practice Nursing. Research interests are mentorship in nursing, cultural competency, maternal-child health issues impacting American Indians/Alaskan Natives, public health policies impacting the health of American Indians/Alaskan Natives and workforce development for rural American Indian communities.


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