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Dorothetta P. Ernest

Dorothetta P. Ernest, American health facility administrator, critical care nurse. Certified CPR/First Aid instructor. Member American Red Cross, New Mexico Nurses Association.


  • Ernest, Dorothetta P. was born on August 20, 1939 in San Angelo, Texas, United States. Daughter of Japson and Dorothy Naomi (McWilliams) Pettit.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, Texas, 1960. AS, Cypress (California) Junior College, 1976. Bachelor of science in nursing, Mesa State College, 1989.


    • Head nurse Cerritos Gardens Hospital, Hawiian Gardens, California, 1972-1973. Director of nursing service Citrus Care Convalescent Hospital, Fontana, 1981-1982. Staff/head nurse, special care unit Orange Grove Community Hospital, Pomona, 1983-1985.

      Staff nurse, Intensive Coronary Care Unit Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez, Colorado, 1985-1993. Staff nurse Intensive Care Unit Lincoln County Medical Center, Ruidsoso, New Mexico, 1994-1995. Quality improvement/education specialist Chaves County Home Health Agency, Roswell, 1995-1998.

      Nurse American Red Cross, Rio Hondo chapter, Ruidozo (New Mexico) Service Center.

    Major achievements

    • Certified CPR/First Aid instructor.


    Member American Red Cross, New Mexico Nurses Association.


    • Married Henry Mason Ernest, August 9, 1958. Children: Robert Henry, Mason Luin, Margret Ruth, James Benjamin.
    • father: Japson Pettit
    • mother: Dorothy Naomi (McWilliams) Pettit
    • spouse: Henry Mason Ernest
    • children: Robert Henry Ernest
    • Mason Luin Ernest
    • Margret Ruth Ernest
    • James Benjamin Ernest
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    Born August 20, 1939