Discovering personal greatness in pre-school through grade 8 students - Burlington, Vermont

Barbara Worgan

Biography

Mrs. Worgan grew up in Pennsylvania, while enjoying her summers waterskiing and soaking up the sun on the white sand beaches of South Jersey. After completing her higher education in Philadelphia, she pursued travel nursing to explore the opportunity where she and her husband thought best to raise children. They chose to stay in Vermont after completing several assignments. And chose Mater Christi School for the family.

After practicing as a NP for a number of years & completing her DNP, Mrs.Worgan wanted had a passion for linking her education and nursing careers to improve the health care experience for the consumer. Having been offered the position as the Mater Christi School Nurse, she knew this would provide the opportunity to pursue such goals, while more importantly improving the experience  of the MCS community within the complex health care system. Things seemed to fall into place so nicely. “It’s what was meant to be; being a parent & employee of the MCS.  I am blessed.”

Education

  • B.S. Early Childhood & Elementary Education – Chestnut Hill College
  • B.S. Nursing – Thomas Jefferson University
  • M.S.N. N.P. -C – Gwynedd Mercy College
  • Doctorate Nursing Practice – Drexel University

Activities and Clubs

  • Nursing Clinical Instructor
  • Sigma Theta Tau – Omega Mu Governance Committee
  • National Association of School Nurses

Best Mater Christi Moment 

My first day in the office, a little girl came to my office to welcome me with a gift – it was a bandaid! It is my first piece of art for the nurses office.

Quote

“Stay positive. Everything happens for a reason.”

Hobbies

Spending time by the ocean, pilates, jogging, reading, and doing crosswords

APRN, School Nurse