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Margaret Elizabeth Bower

Margaret Elizabeth Bower, American gerontology nurse.

Background

  • Bower, Margaret Elizabeth was born on December 14, 1939 in Hudson, Michigan, United States. Daughter of John Henry and Doris Elinor (Padget) Hawkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Michigan, 1961. Postgraduate, George Mason University, 1979. Master of Science, University South Carolina, 1987.

    Career

    • Public health nurse Branch-Hillside (Michigan) Health Department, 1963. Medical-surgical instructor Mercy School Nursing, Lansing, Michigan, 1963-1965. Staff nurse Commonwealth Drs.

      Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia, 1975-1978, Fairfax (Virginia) Nursing Center, 1979, Humana Hospital Suburban, Louisville, 1980-1984, Baptist Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina, 1984-1986. Director of Nursing University South Carolina Transitional Living Center, 1988-1989. Staff development Brian Center, 1989-1990.

      Clinical nurse specialist Dowdy-Gardner Nursing Care Center, 1990-1999. Advantage Health, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1999. Nurse assistant instructor Midlands Technology College, Columbia, 1989-1992.

      Member nursing standards and practice committee Board Nursing, Columbia, 1992.

    Membership

    Program chairman United Methodist Women, Middletown, Kentucky, 1982-1983. Worker Salkahatchie Summer Service Project, Columbia, 1989, 90. Missions chairman Windsor United Methodist Church, Columbia, 1989-1992.

    Treasurer Parent-Teachers Association Green Acres Elementary School, Fairfax. Leader 4-H, Fairfax. Member American Nurses Association (certified gerontological nurse), South Carolina Nurses Association (gerontology nursing subgroup, National Gerontological Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, sewing, counted cross-stitch, gardening, reading.

    Connections

    • Married David Eugene Bower, October 5, 1963. Children: Samuel, Mary, Meg.
    • father: John Henry Hawkins
    • mother: Doris Elinor (Padget) Hawkins
    • spouse: David Eugene Bower
    • children: Samuel Bower
    • Mary Bower
    • Meg Bower
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    Born December 14, 1939
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