Women in Leadership, Martha Nkansah, BSN, RN-BC

BSN, RN-BC Nurse Manager Holy Name Medical Center

Martha Nkansah, BSN, RN-BC has cared for patients at the bedside and as a nurse manager for 27 years. After graduating from the Hospital for Special Surgery’s LPN program in 1994, she worked in several New York City hospitals and long-term care facilities. She received her RN diploma from Excelsior College in 2002 and her BSN degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2013.

In 2003, Martha joined Holy Name Medical Center as a staff nurse, was soon promoted to clinical coordinator and to nurse manager in 2010. Martha nursing is the only profession ever wanted: “Nursing is the best example of giving back without expecting anything in return. Being a nurse manager affords me the ability to practice bedside nursing and also influence and educate the next generation of nurses.”

On December 17, 2020, she was one of the first frontline professionals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, shortly after it arrived at Holy Name. Inspiring others to receive the vaccine, she points to her personal philosophy to live and lead by example: “We faced the devastation of COVID-19 and came through. Now it is time to choose life and get the vaccine.”

He faith has been the most positive force in her profession explains Martha. A resident of Fair Lawn, NJ, she is a member of the pastoral team, a teacher of Bible studies, and church secretary/liaison to the Board of New Directions Bible Temple in the Bronx.