Seattle U alum, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Joshua Wymer, Nurse Corps, United States Navy, was selected by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to their inaugural "Top 40 under Forty" for 2017. Honorees are selected for their leadership and contributions in the field of perioperative nursing and are a reflection of their status as role models for perioperative nurses across the country.
LCDR Wymer attended Seattle U through the Navy’s Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) and has since served in a wide range of nursing and health leadership roles across Navy Medicine. He completed three operational deployments across United States Central Command with Expeditionary Medical Facility in Kuwait, Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System-Team 9, and most recently as Department Head, Main Operating Room, NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is currently stationed at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA.
Since his time at Seattle U, LCDR Wymer has obtained a Master of Science in Project Management from Granite State College and just this past June received his Master of Arts in Enterprise Strategic Planning from the U.S. Naval War College. He is board certified in perioperative nursing and surgical services management and holds certificates of mastery in surgical services management and surgical services education.
LCDR Wymer’s current assignment includes the pursuit of further graduate education in health care informatics at the University of San Diego.