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Randy graduated from Idaho State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing. He went on to earn an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nursing and Clinical Nurse Specialist degrees. Since 2002, Hudspeth, who has 34 years full-time work experience, has been the director of Advanced Practice and Specialty Nursing at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. He was the Chief Clinical Officer and Nurse Practitioner at Idaho Cardiology Associates in Boise from 2000 to 2002. Hudspeth worked in a variety of positions at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 1988 to 1999, achieving the post of Deputy Chief of Nursing Affairs. This facility was an international tertiary care referral center and its nursing critical care department had about 500 nurses. He is an affiliate ISU faculty member and is an accomplished researcher. He has received many awards throughout his career, including being inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2008. He co-authored "Charting Idaho Nursing History" with Verlene Kaiser. Randy and his wife Ingrid who is also a nurse live in the Treasure Valley.
Professional Achievement Award
LuAnn Storm Meurer Howe
Mrs. LuAnn Howe has been granted the prestigious honor of becoming Idaho State University School of Nursing's Professional Achievement Award recipient for 2013.
Howe graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1957 and went on to obtain a baccalaureate in Nursing from Idaho State University in 1961.
While at Idaho State University Howe was an active student, participating and holding offices in the ISU and State Student Nurses Organization. She was also an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
Howe has had an expansive work history ranging from large hospitals to home health care. She and her husband owned Personalized Home Care and Home Maker agency, which provided care for patients 60 years and older wishing to remain safely at home with custodial care. They sold the company in 2007 and retired. Howe feels her best achievements were endeavors to advocate for the middle income senior who is attempting to maintain a safe, independent, productive life at home.
The School of Nursing is honored to present Luann Howe with the 2013 School of Nursing Professional Achievement Award and to welcome her back to campus in May 2013 for a reception in her honor.
James Farmer graduated from Idaho State University School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program in May of 2013. He was awarded a residency with the VA and will be providing primary care services for veterans in a Medical Home approach to care. James will be practicing in the ER, Women's Health, Inpatient acute care and specialty clinics and is looking forward to this opportunity.
Scholarships and endowments are becoming more crucial to the success of Idaho State University and its students. Our many benefactors who support this fine institution help open the door to success for many deserving students attending Idaho State University and their thoughtfulness is demonstrated in the caliber of students graduating from ISU.