Lynn Vinson RN, BSN
Lynn Vinson RN, BSN, is the current Administrator of Beehive Homes of Gulf Breeze. She comes to us with over 36 years in the healthcare field and over 33 years as a Registered Nurse. Prior to joining the Beehive Homes management team, Lynn worked in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and as an administrator at another local area assisted living facility. She has a wealth of various experiences that makes her an asset to our Beehive Home. She has specialized training in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Her hospital experience covered many years in neuroscience, cardiovascular care, and psychiatric care. She enjoys applying her nursing skills to the care of our Beehive Home residents and looks forward to expanding that role as Beehive Home gets its Extended Care Certification. While working as a Home Health nurse Lynn took care of many residents in Assisted Living Facilities throughout the 4 counties of Northwest Florida. This gave Lynn a unique perspective of what was working well in the Assisted Living Facilities and areas of opportunity for these facilities. Lynn firmly believes in caring for her residents as if they are her own parents or grandparents. Lynn strives hard to make sure each of our residents are respected and given the dignity he or she deserves as a person. Lynn bases her daily decisions on one overriding goal which is to maintain the health, well-being and safety of our residents thus allowing them to age in place and feel comfortable in knowing the Beehive is truly their home. Lynn Vinson is a native of this area. She is married and has 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. Lynn started as a Nurse Cadet at Baptist Hospital when she was 17 years old. She continued to work as a Nurse Cadet and then Nursing Assistant until she completed Nursing school and received her license as a Registered Nurse. Lynn was awarded “Nursing Student of the Year” by her professors at the University of West Florida when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree because she was an exemplary student who while working full time at West Florida Hospital completed her nursing degree with highest honors. Lynn has always enjoyed working with the geriatric population. She states that her fondest memories are sitting on her grandmother’s porch as a young child during the summer evenings listening to the play-by –play announcements of the neighborhood ball games 2 blocks away and then when the games were over, singing church songs and listening to her grandmother tell stories of growing up on a farm. Lynn states she learned at a very young age to appreciate the knowledge and experience that is imparted to those that dare to take the time to sit and talk with our senior citizens. She states she believes the times she shared with her grandmother positively impacted her life so much that she wanted to make sure that all the older adults she works with are listened to and given a voice or advocate to make sure that their needs are met.