Margaret Galvez, M.P.H.’14, D.N.P., FNP-C, APHN-BC, has long demonstrated a deep commitment to patient care, public and community health, and the mentoring of fellow nurses. She has an M.S.N. in family nurse practitioner and doctor of nurse practice from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, KY. She is board-certified as a family nurse practitioner and as an advanced public health nurse. She is pursuing a master of business administration degree in ethical leadership from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Margaret has worked in a variety of health care organizations including as a charge nurse/staff nurse in intensive care and emergency medicine and as a community health manager on behalf of the largest hospital in Fort Worth, TX. She is now a urology nurse practitioner in Troy, NY.
As an M.P.H. student, Margaret was recruited by Sarah McCool, M.P.H.’14, to do her capstone on training Haitian women to become birth attendants in their communities. She has been active in global health service for more than a decade and served as a volunteer Spanish-speaking nurse practitioner in a family health clinic in Guatemala in 2019.
Margaret is an inducted member of Sigma Theta Tau, an invitation-only academic honor society. She was active in the Texas Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing Section, and has been a member of many organizations for nursing, public health and community health. She also has presented on many topics related to public and community health and was instrumental in many community health initiatives in Fort Worth when she was a community health manager from 2014 to 2016. She plans to present her doctoral work in the coming months for her doctor of nurse practice project, “Improving Safety and Efficiency for Child Vaccinations in an Urban Pediatric Clinic.”
Margaret was selected as one of the 2016 Dallas/Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses, which honors 100 registered nurses annually in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Honorees are nominated by their peers for nursing excellence and are selected based upon indicators of leadership, role model, community service, compassionate caregiver and significant contributor to the nursing profession. In 2015 she won a Cultural Diversity Award and was nominated for a Nursing Excellence Award for her work in the community.