Dr. Birthale Archie is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nursing Care Force, LLC – a home health care agency in Kentwood, Michigan and faculty at Davenport University on the Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was the Visionary-Founder and President of the Kalamazoo-Muskegon Michigan Black Nurses Association (KMMBNA) headquartered in Kentwood. She attended Grand Rapids Community College Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program and became licensed as a Registered Nurse. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry were obtained from Aquinas College and a Master of Science Degree in Community Health Nursing with a minor in Administration were from Wayne State University. Her clinical practice career involved nursing at Metro Hospital, Spectrum Health, and Saint Mary’s Hospitals. The academic career schools of nursing span 15 years, three years with Grand Valley State University (College), eight years with Mercy Central School of Nursing, and four years with the University of Phoenix. She is an entrepreneur in a home health care clinical practice business now for over 20 years
She receive her Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her Doctoral Residency / Practicum in academia at the University Of Michigan School Of Nursing in Ann Arbor, Michigan and received accolades from her Preceptor and Professor. Her doctoral research Thesis was on Medication Adherence and Medication Adherence Algorithm, Currently, she is a professor in allied health at Davenport University. Her plans are to continue to make a measurable positive difference in academia as she facilitates in teaching – learning settings.
Dr. Archie serves on many boards and a select few are: Currently the Second Vice President for the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) headquartered in Washington, D.C., Davenport University College of Health Professions Advisory Board, Michigan Works Board. – Chair the large Work Retention Network, Chair NBNA’s Health Policy Committee- planning the 28th NBNA Capitol Hill Day -2016, and Minority Nurse Journal Advisory Board and more.
Honor Society of Sigma Theta Tau International- Kappa Epsilon Chapter, lifetime member of NBNA, Association of University Programs in Health Administration ( AUPHA), National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, Inc. (NCEMNA), past inaugural officer of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, and past elected Secretary for NBNA. On July 11, 2011 was elected and sworn in as the inaugural secretary for the newly established Grand Rapids Black Chamber of Commerce that has made history, and the American Red Cross (ARC) board
Have participated in many speaking engagements and received many awards and honors…