Misty M. Kirby-Nolan (MSN '00), SPIRIT OF IGNATIUS AWARD
Presented to an alum of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing who best characterizes Cura Personalis or “Care of the Person.”
Misty Kirby-Nolan, is a nurse practitioner in Anesthesia Pain Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is currently on the board of the Chicago chapter of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing and is a past president of the Chicago Metropolitan chapter of American Society for Pain Management Nursing. For the past 10 years, she has volunteered with Operation Walk Chicago, a not-for-profit volunteer medical organization that provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art free hip and knee replacements to impoverished patients with debilitating joint disease around the world. She has had a worldwide outreach to improve pain management across the globe by educating local health care staff and providing direct medical care for patients in Nepal, India, Vietnam, and Brazil.