Myrtle Watson was born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. She grew up in the village of Vreedenhoop on the west bank of the Demerara River on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.She attended the Mackenzie School of Nursing. She obtained her Registered Nurse certification in 1968 and in 1969 she obtained her Registered Nurse Midwifery certification.
In late 1969, Myrtle came to North America, where she attended the D.C. General Hospital School of Nursing. In 1972, she moved to Martinsville, Virginia and obtained her license to practice nursing on the maternity unit at Martinsville Memorial hospital.
In 1975, she moved to Tulsa OK. She worked at St. Francis Hospital in the labor and delivery unit. She attended TCC for three years to obtain the pre-requisites toward her BSN.
She started working for the nonprofit organization, the Margaret Hudson Program, in 1991 while still working part time at St. Francis Hospital. In 1998, she left St. Francis and committed solely to working at Margaret Hudson, where she still works part time today.
Myrtle enjoys writing, reading, gardening and meeting new people. She also loves spending time with her children and grandchildren, including traveling to Sardinia to see her daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. She attends Tulsa Hills Church of the Nazarene. She recently started a teen outreach program where she connects young women living in a group home with ladies from the congregation in hopes of fostering mentoring opportunities.
Myrtles' latest venture is starting a non-profit organization, Martha's Foundation, in memory of her mother. When completely launched, it will provide residential living and support for young women who age out of the foster care system as well as teen mothers who need a home. If you would be interested in more information and/or supporting this effort, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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