Listee Features — Nursing

Anne Perry

ANNE C. PERRY

With years of practiced nursing experience under her belt, Anne C. Perry, FNP-BC, currently serves as a representative for District 140 of the Maine House of Representatives. Earlier in her career, she worked for Moses Ludington Hospital as an obstetrics nurse, and the Essex County Head Start Program as a nurse and social worker. Following these appointments, she accepted various roles in the field of medicine, including a prepared childbirth instructor, a clinical director, an office nurse and a family nurse practitioner for Essex County Clinic, Southern Adirondack Planned Parenthood, Adirondack Mountains Family Practice and Family Practice of Laurie Churchill, Maryland. More recently, Ms. Perry excelled as the president of the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association, the vice chief for Staff

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SHIRLEY A. SCHRANK

Shirley A. Schrank is renowned as a retired nurse and visual artist with a career spanning more than 50 years. She began her career in nursing as part of a federal nurse training program instituted after World War II, earning a degree in nursing at the University of Rochester in 1954. Ms. Schrank concluded her academic efforts at the University of Rochester, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1960 and a Master of Science in nursing education in 1961. From 1954 to 1956, Ms. Schrank worked as a staff nurse in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, where she was subsequently active as a team leader of the Department of Medicine from 1956 to 1960.

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Patricia Forde

PATRICIA A. FORDE

Having accrued more than 40 years of experience in the field of nursing, Patricia A. Forde, RN, has garnered a laudable reputation as an executive director of nursing LHC Group DBA Life Care at Home in Cranston, Rhode Island, since 2014. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1975. Ms. Forde proceeded to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland in 1977 and a Master of Business Administration from Providence College in 1985. Previously, Ms. Forde served as the director of clinical services at Pinnacle Home Care in Warwick, Rhode Island, from 2011 to 2014. She was likewise a registered

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Betty Carrington

BETTY WATTS CARRINGTON

Retiring in 1998 after nine years on the staff of Harlem Hospital Center in New York, Betty Watts Carrington, EdD, FACNM, has had a rewarding career as a nurse and midwife research associate. Working in the field for close to 30 years, she also found success in academia as the director of the graduate program in nurse-midwifery at Columbia University School of Nursing in New York and as associate professor of nurse-midwifery at State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York, between 1979 and 1991. Earlier in her career, Dr. Carrington excelled as a director of the nurse-midwifery service for the Maternity Infant Care Project and Brookdale Hospital affiliation in Brooklyn between 1972 and 1979. Pursuing

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Merle Pray

MERLE E. PRAY

Merle E. Pray, RN, APN, is a nurse psychotherapist and nursing educator with over 60 years of service to her discipline. Inspired by the story of famous Civil War nurse Clara Barton, she decided from an early age to pursue a career in medicine. She earned a diploma in nursing from the New Hampshire School of Nursing in 1952 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Loyola University in 1977. Ms. Pray completed her education with a Master of Science from the University of Illinois in 1983. From 1953 until 1964, Ms. Pray was the head nurse at the Michael Reese Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Psychiatric Institute of Chicago. She briefly served as a community placement coordinator for the Illinois

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Halina Wyss

HALINA ZAWADZKI WYSS

Having garnered numerous years of experience as an acclaimed educator, Halina Zawadzki Wyss, PhD, serves as a clinical documentation integrity specialist at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and as an assistant professor at the University of Portland School of Nursing. In her role with OHSU, she oversees real time chart reviews of patients admitted to the hospital, follows them through their hospital stay, and gives clarification to providers in order to accurately help capture the severity of patient illness and the risk of mortality. Although she began a doctoral degree with the intent to move into research, she soon developed an abiding passion for teaching. As an assistant professor, Dr. Wyss teaches a variety of classes, including pharmacotherapeutics for

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LESLIE DAVIS

Growing up, Leslie Davis initially always wanted to be a nurse. She was intrigued by science and felt it was her destiny to help people in need. However, when she graduated high school, things did not work out in a way that allowed her to do so. She further married a preacher and they moved around frequently. She eventually attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, and earned a Bachelor of Science in religion. Ms. Davis later received an Associate of Science in accounting from George C. Wallace States Community College in 1980. When her husband passed away, she made the decision to go back to school and obtain a nursing degree, further receiving an associate’s degree from Alabama Southern Community

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Irene Lamb

IRENE H. LAMB

Deeply engaged in medical research at a time when that was uncommon for women, Irene H. Lamb earned a reputation for her drive, passion and willingness to meet challenges head-on. One of her proudest achievements was helping to set up the first coronary care center in the United States; now, there are hundreds of such centers across the country. Ms. Lamb was also proud of her contributions to a variety of professional journals and books. Ms. Lamb initially began her career as a charge nurse, head nurse in acute medicine, medical and surgical ICU nurse, and an emergency room nurse in various medical centers from 1963 to 1967. She became a staff nurse in critical care research at the University

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ANNE E. BASHORE

An expert in psychosocial cultural functioning, Anne E. Bashore is renowned as a nursing educator and has more than 35 years of distinguished service to her field. As a child living in England, she studied ballet and wanted to dance professionally until a school assignment sparked her interest in nursing. She subsequently graduated from the Maumee Valley School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, in 1964. She further obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Medical College of Ohio in 1987. Ms. Bashore is specialized in psychiatric nursing and burn care. From 1970 to 1971, Ms. Bashore worked as a staff nurse for Libbey Glass in Toledo. She served at the Saint Vincent Medical Center of Toledo as a

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Jean Kono

JEAN E. KONO

Jean E. Kono became involved in her profession as a nurse because it was always something she wanted to do. It was always in the back of her mind on how she could help people. She was going through her mother’s scrapbook, and saw a paper she had previously written to her mother in her youth as to what she wanted to be. She was approximately in the fifth grade when she wrote it, and she wrote that she had wanted to be a nurse. In addition, Ms. Kono became involved in her profession because when she graduated, there was not much technology and as the years went on, it was developed to be able to take care of patients

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