Virginia (Ginny Fisk) SchaferVirginia (Ginny Fisk) Schafer
Achievement Award

Virginia (Ginny Fisk, 69) Schafer is Professor of Nursing at MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) in Olathe, KS where this fall she started her 30th year as a nurse educator at MNU. Twice during that time she was selected as the Outstanding Nurse Mentor by the graduating nursing classes. Having received a B.S. degree in Mathematics from ENC, Ginny moved to Cleveland, OH and studied at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) where she received her B.S.N. degree. That degree led to several roles as a nurse at University Hospitals of Cleveland: Staff Nurse, Assistant Head Nurse, and Head Nurse/Unit Manager. Ginny continued her education at CWRU, majoring in gerontological nursing in an education track culminating with her receiving the M.S.N. degree just prior to the MNU assignment. In 2002 she completed the Ph.D. degree at the University of Kansas with a major in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and a minor in Nursing. Ginny and her husband, Burton J. Schafer, are active members of College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, KS. She is the mother of two stepchildren and the grandmother to four girls.