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Mary Elsie Cottrill

Mary Elsie Cottrill, American family nurse practitioner. Recipient Migrant Health Provider award National Association of Community Health Centers, 1989, Wood Badge Boy Scouts American, 1992, District Award of Merit, 1989, Order of the Arrow, 1994, District Chairman's award, 1995, Whitney Young award, 1996, Silver Beaver award, 1999.

Background

  • Cottrill, Mary Elsie was born on September 17, 1939 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Orville Hugh and Nancy Isabell (Fletcher) Cottrill.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Registered Nurse, School of Nursing, Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital, Clifton Forge, Virginia, 1964. Diploma in Christian Education, Appalachian Bible College, Bradley, West Virginia, 1961. Diploma in Spanish, Rio Grande Bible Institute Missionary Language, Edinburg, Texas, 1966.

      Family nurse practitioner, Medical School Nursing, University Miami, Florida.

    Career

    • Nurses assistant, Thomas Memorial Hospital, S. Charleston, W. Virginia, 1953-1958;Registered Nurse, Emmett Memorial Hospital, Clifton Forge, Virginia, 1961-1964;Registered Nurse, Thomas Memorial Hospital, 1964-1965;medical missionary, Harvesters International Mission, McAllen, Texas., 1965-1974;primary care nurse, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, 1972-1975;family nurse practitioner, Martin Luther King Clinic, Homestead, Florida, 1975-1998;retired, 1997.

    Politics

    When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

    Religion

    God alone is the Creator and is alone to be worshipped. The creation was made by God alone, and is to be respected and cared for but not worshipped.

    Views

    All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.

    Membership

    Assistant scout master Boy Scouts of America, Miami, since 1983. Den leader Cub Scouts of America, Miami, 1983-1997. Member Florida Nurses Association, American Registry of Outstanding Professionals.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: hiking, camping, wood working, fishing, swimming.

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