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Jo Ann Forbes Blankenship

Jo Ann Forbes Blankenship, American nursing coordinator. Member of State Franklin Association Operating Room Nurses, American Nurses Association (certified in nursing administration), Tennessee Nurses Association, Tri-Cities Association Operating Room Nurses (president, board directors since 1981).

Background

  • Blankenship, Jo Ann Forbes was born on December 18, 1939 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of William Milburn and Florence Anna (Oxendine) Forbes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, East Tennessee State University, 1984. Master of Education, East Tennessee State University, 1987.

    Career

    • Charge nurse Carter County Hospital, Elizabethton, 1960—1961. Staff nurse VA Johnson City, Tennessee, 1961—1979. Head nurse, 1979—1981.

      Supervision coordinator, since 1981.

    Politics

    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

    Membership

    Member of State Franklin Association Operating Room Nurses, American Nurses Association (certified in nursing administration), Tennessee Nurses Association, Tri-Cities Association Operating Room Nurses (president, board directors since 1981).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, travel, crafts.

    Connections

    • Married George Wallace Blankenship, August 10, 1963. 1 child George Wallace Junior.
    • father: William Milburn Forbes
    • mother: Florence Anna (Oxendine) Forbes
    • spouse: George Wallace Blankenship
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