Kyung (Kyungwha) Park, a nurse educator of perioperative services with Northwell Health, was elected president of the Korean Nurses Association. The New York-based organization was formed in 1981 and helps to build awareness within the Korean nursing community through networking and support. Park has been involved with the association for 10 years.
The Korean Nurses Association is especially supportive of newcomers to the United States. In addition, established nurses consider the association a helpful resource and connect through events such as the annual CEU Conference and Community Health Fair.
Park, who joined Northwell in 2004, has been a nurse educator of perioperative services at Syosset Hospital for the past four years. She teaches medical and nursing staff about pre-, intra- and post-surgical practices.