Margie Hamilton graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida, with an A.S. N. before going on to earn B.S.N. from Sonoma State University in California and M.S.N. from Widener University in Pennsylvania. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.
Hamilton has extensive experience in nursing and nursing education. She worked as an emergency and critical care nurse for 20 years. She has been in nursing education for over 20 years as a nursing instructor then as director of nursing programs. In 2006, Hamilton was named as the first director P.I.T. practical nursing program.
Hamilton participates in numerous nursing and healthcare organizations and activities. She is a member of Southeastern PA Healthcare Alliance; National League for Nurses, PA League for Nursing, and PA Association of Practical Nursing Administration. She is the author of “Forward Bound” column in Advance for LPNs and co-developer of graduate practical nurse fellowship program and “Quick Access,” an assessment review course for LPNs.
Hamilton often quotes Florence Nightingale considered the founder of modern nursing to student nurses. One of her favorite Nightingale quotes is “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took excuses.” Another is "Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter`s or sculptor`s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God`s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said the finest of Fine Arts”.