State Board of Nursing official named to lead Idaho Commission on Aging

Mar 8th, 2017 | By | Category: People to know

Judy Bicknell Taylor 2-17BOISE – Judy Bicknell Taylor, who served until recently as associate executive director of the State Board of Nursing, has become the new administrator of the Idaho Commission on Aging.

Taylor stepped down from the Board of Nursing position she had held since 2014 to accept the Commission on Aging job left vacant by the yearend retirement of Severina “Sam” Haws. Taylor previously was interim director of patient care services for St. Luke’s McCall Hospital, and director of clinical services and director of nursing services at the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital in Boise.

She received her initial nursing education at the University of Southern California Medical Center, her bachelor’s degree in nursing at California State University, and her master’s degree in nursing at California State University-Dominguez Hills. Taylor began her health-care career in 1982 as an emergency medical technician. After completing her university education, she worked as a nurse, taught in university nursing programs and, at the State Board of Nursing, oversaw practice, education and internal operations.

“I thank Governor Otter for the opportunity to lead the Idaho Commission on Aging,” Taylor said. “I have spent my professional life dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the individuals, families and groups entrusted to my care. I am excited to bring my talents and experience to this role. I pledge my best efforts to improve the lives of the elderly and disabled in Idaho.”

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