Karyl James, RN

Karyl James, RN

Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Nurse

Birth Place: Chickasha, Oklahoma
Home Town: Fort Cobb, Oklahoma
Age: 37

Favorite Quote:

“Lead by example. Never ask anyone to do anything that you’re not willing to do yourself.”

Professional Background:

James earned her master’s degree in nursing education from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2010. She is a licensed registered nurse and holds certifications as a trauma nurse core course instructor, basic life support instructor, advanced cardiac life support instructor and emergency nurse pediatric course instructor. James is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is director of nursing at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City emergency department.

Why are you going on this trip to Rwanda?

It has always been a personal mission of mine to help others in any capacity that I can. This trip fulfills that personal mission as well as the Mercy Ministry to serve and help others.

What are your favorite outside-of-work activities?

I enjoy anything outdoors like hiking, walking, camping and ATV riding.