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Pauline F. Thomassen, RN

Title:  Medical and Surgical Nurse (Retired)
Location:  Lynnwood, Washington, United States


  • American Academy of Orthopeaedic Surgeons
  • Mississippi Katrina Relief, medical missions (Mississippi, 2006-2007) (Mexico, 2008-2009, 2006) (Philippines, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008) (Honolulu, 2001) (Satipo, Peru, 2000)
  • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
  • National Nurses Conference, The Nurse and Spinal Surgery, Cleveland
  • Nurse Camp Li-WA Alaska
  • Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, Manzini, Swaziland; South Africa
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Southern Colorado State College
  • University of Washington, Seattle


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021, 2018, 2017)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020, 2018)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018, 2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare,” Marquis Who’s Who (2011-2012, 2009-2010, 2000-2001, 1997-1998)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1997-2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2008-2009, 1995-2005)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who In Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2003)
  • Contributing author, “Making Sense of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery” (1998)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the West,” Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999)
  • Author, “Spinal Disease and Surgical Interventions” (1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Nursing,” Marquis Who’s Who (1990-1994)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals,” Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)

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