Therese Hooft

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Therese Hooft, RN
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
INA Member Since 2011

I attended the College of Southern Idaho, and Boise State University for my nursing degree.  Both schools have provided me with such wonderful professors that have influenced me to continue my nursing education.  I love the flexibility and endless opportunities nursing has to offer, but most of all I love being in such a rewarding profession.  I am still fairly new to the field of nursing, but my experience thus far has been in family practice, and sub-acute nursing.  I currently work at St. Alphonsus in the rehab department where I work with stroke patients, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and individuals rehabilitating from various surgeries that are not quite ready to discharge home.  I first joined the INA as the activity coordinator for District 31, and more recently was elected as president of my district. 

In what ways has membership in INA been valuable to you?
My membership in the INA has been an integral part of my nursing career. It has allowed me to meet other nursing professionals in various areas, provided me with resources relative to my field, and has given me the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. 

Why would you encourage other RNs to join INA?
I highly encourage all RNs to join this professional nursing association.  The INA is a wonderful way to get to know nurses all over the state of Idaho, and network within the field.  The quarterly newsletter, RN Idaho, is packed with great information, and encourages all members to submit articles and get involved.  By joining the INA, you take an active step in advocating for the nursing profession, having a voice, and helping to bring about change.  

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