Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Rachel Cardosa, RN, MSN

Grand Valley State University

Rachel Cardosa graduated from Ferris State University in 2006 with her BSN, Wayne State University in 2012 with MSN in community health nursing, and enrolled in Grand Valley State University DNP Adult and Older Adult Nurse Practitioner track in 2012. Her career goals emphasize care of adults and older adults. She desires to transform health care through inter-professional collaboration, policy advocacy, patient-centered care, and quality and safety initiatives, all focused on transitional care. She has worked as a nurse in community hospitals, long-term care settings, and in patient's homes and has a high level of competency being expanded through her doctoral program. Her passion for nursing comes from experience as a hospice nurse, providing high quality end-of-life care. Her relevant leadership within Grand Valley State University, involves being an active board member of the nursing graduate student organization. Through her academic accomplishments she has been recognized with an invitation, to Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon Nursing Honor Society.