Margaret Colson


I have thirty-nine years of nursing experience.  The past twenty-four of these I have spent working with both acute and sub-acute patients in a mental health setting.  Duties have included assessment and triage, direct patient care, medication administration and independent care of patients in both locked-down and protective custody forensic patients.  Performance evaluations have consistently rated as superior or above.  An indepth and up-to-date knowledge of medical and psychotropic medications has been a cornerstone in my performance of patient care.  My interpersonal and communication skills have often been remarked upon and have served me well in attending to the needs of demanding populations.


My goal is to utilize my experience and ablitlies to their fullest potential in providing superior care.  I seek to be an asset not only to my patients but to my employer as well. 

Work History

Work History
Mar 2003 - Present


Lakeshore Mental Health Institute
  • Medication administration
  • Monitoring for signs and symptoms of adverse effects or toxicities
  • Patient education
  • Wound care
  • Participated in interdisciplinary treatment team for treatment planning
Oct 1985 - Sep 2002


Department of Corrections, State of Tennessee
  • Order transcription
  • Triage and trauma care in a prison setting
  • Charge nurse for 600 bed prison unit
  • Independent functioning in locked-down and protective custody units
  • Medication administration and IV therapy
  • Assisting LIP and MD
1970 - 1985


Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Performance of direct care procedures
  • Ventilator care
  • Medication administration
  • Team leader of 26 bed isolation unit
  • Charge nurse
  • Assisting MD



Muncie School of Practical Nursing
1969 - Present


Muncie School of Practical Nursing