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Meet Our Nurse Navigator

Kathleen Close, RN

Kathleen Close, R.N., M.S., MBA

Education
1992 – MBA, Century University, Albuquerque
1969 – BS, MS, University of California, Los Angeles
1956 – RN, Orange County Hospital University of California, Irvine

Certification
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 1990
Advanced Nurse Administration, 1985
State of California Registered Nurse, 1965
CPR Instructor, 1990

Experience
Worked oversees as the Director of Nursing in three large hospitals in Saudi Arabia
Worked at every level of nursing – from assistant to hospital administrator
Started in the medical field as a nursing assistant

Professional Membership
American Nurses Association
California Society for Hospital Nursing Service Administration
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (Affiliate Member)

Contact Information
Telephone: 714-734-6235
Fax: 714-734-6231
E-mail: kathleen.close@stjoe.org