CAROLINA FRANTZ MSN, RN
Carolina Frantz is currently faculty and nursing instructor for the Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing. She ensures that her role as an educator encompasses cultural competence, and inclusion. She helps nursing students learn the complexities of nursing, as well as the ethical and leadership components of being a nurse. She obtained her Associates in Nursing at the Community College of Allegheny County, Baccalaureate degree at Carlow University, her Masters from Carlow University with a concentration in nursing leadership and education.
Part of her work and educational journey has led her to volunteering opportunities and a chance to serve the community in every way possible. She served as part of the Western Pennsylvania Regional Response Collaborative, which is a partnership with other health care organizations as well as the Department of Health in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. She also volunteers with her home church every other month serving a Sunday meal at the Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter. She continues to look for partnerships in the community, and the opportunity to serve others.
In efforts to continue to celebrate her roots as an Immigrant from Colombia South America, Carolina started searching for others in the healthcare field that shared the same desire to help and support fellow Hispanic community members. She joined the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and found that a chapter in this area simply did not exist. This became a priority, and a desire to begin a chapter in Western Pennsylvania and give others in the area a chapter to call home. It has been a journey with many hurdles, but with the help of core members in the new chapter, the Nacimiento (birth) of the Western Pennsylvania Area Chapter of NAHN has been a success
WHO WE ARE
We are Latinx nurses of Pittsburgh. We are allies to the community. We strive for change and betterment for the entire community.