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Leilani June Mcclain Irby

Leilani June Mcclain Irby, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse Grace-New Haven School Nursing, New Haven, 1958.


  • Irby, Leilani June Mcclain was born on February 26, 1939 in Idaho Springs, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Robert C. and Bernice M. McClain (Reimer).

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Oklahoma, 1967. Master of Science, University Oklahoma, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oklahoma, 1983.


    • Staff nurse supervisor Presbyterian & Mount Sinai Hospitals, New York City, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix & Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, 1958—1966. Chief nurse Central Oklahoma Mental Health Center, Norman, 1967—1972. Nurse epidemiologist, assistant director nursing St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1974—1977.

      Instructor Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1977—1981, assistant professor, 1981—1985, associate professor, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Grace-New Haven School Nursing, New Haven, 1958.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Active public education & screening diabetes & hypertension. Active Resource Person Redlands Council Girls Scouts United States of America, local Parent-Teachers Association. Sunday school teacher New Convenant United Methodist Church, since 1968.

    Member of Oklahoma Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Edmond Soccer, Edmond Garden, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Delta Kappa.


    • Married Michael Eugene Irby Irby, August 27, 1966. Children: Michelle, Michael.
    • father: Robert C. Irby
    • mother: Bernice M. McClain (Reimer) Irby
    • spouse: Michael Eugene Irby Irby
    • children: Michelle Irby
    • Michael Irby
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