Nurse spotlight: Jodi Broxterman, director of nursing at Topeka Presbyterian Manor
Jodi Broxterman’s decision to join the staff of Topeka Presbyterian Manor came down to a feeling.
“The Presbyterian Manor just felt homey when I came here for my interview,” said Jodi, who serves as the health care director of nursing. She joined the staff last May.
Jodi has spent most of her 23-year career in long-term care. She was a CNA in high school before becoming a CMA. She earned LPN status at the age of 24, but did not pursue her RN until she was in her early forties.
Despite the challenge of balancing work, family and classes, she was inspired to return to school because she “wanted to do more” and thought she might enjoy an administrative role. After she earned her degree, she advanced from charge nurse to assistant director of nursing to director of nursing, a position she first achieved three years ago.
Jodi lives in Sabetha with her husband and 13-year-old son. She has two adult daughters, one of whom is married and lives in Lincoln, Neb. The other is a student at K-State studying elementary education.
Her son plays basketball and football, which keeps the whole family busy.
Jodi enjoys sewing and crafting in her spare time. She took up quilting ten years ago after taking a class.
A lengthy commute means Jodi spends two hours driving each work day. She copes by listening to audiobooks in the car. She likes fiction of all kinds, but suspense novels in particular.
“I don’t like to be bored,” Jodi said.
We’re thrilled to have Jodi as part of our dedicated and qualified staff.
The World Health Organization designated 2020 as “the year of the nurse.” This observation coincides with the 200th birth anniversary of revolutionary nurse Florence Nightingale, whose leadership forever elevated the nursing profession. Throughout the year, PMMA communities will shine a spotlight on nurses as part of this global recognition. You can share your nurse story by sending an email to 2020YearoftheNurse@pmma.org.