MSN, RN-BC, CARN, CNL
April C. Ames-Chase, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, CNL, is pursuing a PhD in Nursing focusing on Population Health at Walden University, in Minneapolis, MN. She credits her interest in healthcare from being a candy striper as a teenager in Baltimore, MD, at Provident Hospital. Ms. Ames-Chase attended Coppin State College, Helene Fuld School of Nursing. She was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps and received extensive nursing experience while also traveling to many countries.
Ms. Ames-Chase received numerous awards during her active-duty military service. She was awarded Mental Health Nurse of the Year while stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, in Prince George’s County, MD. Under her leadership, Ms. Ames-Chase’s team won Best Health Promotion Program (HPP) in the Pacific while stationed in Japan. She received Tricare Star of the Year from her innovative cost-savings health promotion programs. She was deployed overseas twice to care for wounded warriors during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ms. Ames-Chase honorably retired from the military in 2006 at the rank of Major.
As a Research Nurse Coordinator at the Institute of Surgical Research (ISR), she contributed to the publication, “A Collaborative Research System for Functional Outcomes Following Wartime Extremity Vascular Injury Patterns.” She is the CEO/Owner of Musiq to My Peers, LLC, and author of the book, “A Moment in Time.”
Ms. Ames-Chase is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), International Nurses Society on Addictions, Clinical Nurse Leaders Association, Association of Standardized Patient Educators, American Red Cross, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Team Rubicon, and Wounded Warrior Project.