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Mrs. Penny Kardis

Mrs. Kardis, RN MSN comes to Oratory with more than 30 years of nursing experience from George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. and Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. As a Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist, she worked in the CCU, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Congenital Heart Clinic in various Clinical and Managerial roles. In addition to practicing nursing she also was a Clinical Preceptor for many graduate students, participated in many research studies in the hospital, published in various Nursing Journals and provided local Community Health Lectures.

In 2012, she took a Sabbatical to help start a Non-Profit, at her church and spent the next couple years as a Mission Nurse traveling to Dar es Salaam to work in a Health Clinic and School and with an AIDS Orphan program. Helping to work with the Children in Tanzania and leading Youth Groups from her Church has been one of her must humbling experiences. Along with Nicholas '18 she is the Mother of three other children.