For 10 years, Marcia Venskus, RN has been a unit manager on one of the skilled nursing floors at Campion Center Health & Wellness. She directs the daily care of Jesuits, assisting with their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Marcia skillfully collaborates with the medical director, nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, rehab staff and other support staff at Campion to ensure the optimal care of the residents as they experience on-going issues of aging.
Marcia received her first degree from Northern Essex Community College. She has worked in long-term care for most of her career, including time as a staff nurse at St. John’s Hospital in Lowell, the Lowell VNA, and a walk-in clinic that served the needs of the poor.
Taking a break from nursing, Marcia had a deep desire to study theology and spirituality. She completed a Lay Ministry Program at St. Stephen’s Spiritual Life Center in Dover MA, graduated summa cum laude from Merrimack College in 1999 where she studied theology and psychology, receiving the Presidential Scholar Award. She continued her studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, graduating in 2003 with a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies and in 2004 with a Master of Arts Degree in Spiritual Direction. Marcia, a former President of the League of Catholic Women in the Merrimack Valley, has also offered spiritual direction and retreat work to a multitude of lay people.
Marcia returned to nursing and artfully blends her nursing skills and education in spirituality in the care offered the residents at Campion. She is Board Certified in Gerontology and has received training in both wound and palliative care.
She lives in Dracut with her husband and is the mother of five grown children and grandmother to seven.