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Anna Pearl Rains

Anna Pearl Rains, American nurse administrator. Registered Nurse, Texas. Recipient Award for Excellence in Practice in Nursing Administration, 1985, Special Recognition as Charter member Alpha Delta Chapter, 1983; named Fellow William Temple Foundation, 1984; nominated candidate Secretary of American Nurses Association, Rabbi henry Cohen award for Humanitarism, 1985.


  • Rains, Anna Pearl was born on December 2, 1935 in Lovelady, Texas, United States. Daughter of William J. and Claudia Madell (Barnes) Rains.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Texas School Nursing, 1958. Master of Science in Nursing, Yale University, 1964. Certified in nurse-midwifery, Yale University, 1964.

      Postgraduate, University Texas School Public Health, 1972.


    • Acting head nurse psychiatry The University Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, 1958-1959. Instructor maternity nursing University Texas School Nursing, 1959-1962. Instructor Yale University School Nursing, New Haven, 1964-1966.

      Assistant professor, coordinator maternal child nursing The University Texas School Nursing, Galveston, 1966-1970. Assistant professor graduate program Texas Woman's University School Nursing, Houston, 1971. Interim director nursing services The University Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, 1972, director nursing services, 1972-1980, executive director for inpatient nursing service, 1980-1984, clinical associate professor, from 1974, executive director for extramural programs, from 1984.

      Consultant Texas Department Correction Health Services Division, 1982-1983, Physician's Visiting Nurse Association, 1989. Board directors Tex Nursing Foundation, 1989-1991.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Texas.


    • Co-editor: Nursing Clinics of North America, 1966.


    Member The Galveston College Vocational Advisory Council, 1989, 90, William Temple Foundation, 1987-1989. Board trustees Galveston Hospice Group, 1985-1987, 87-90, quality assurance committee, 1986-1990, by-laws committee, 1989, 90. Committee member budget and allocation Galveston United Way, 1984.

    Professional advisory council Galveston Home Health Home Care, Inc., 1983. Member Texas Nurses Association (president 1985-1987, 87-89), American Organization Nurse Executives, Texas Organization Nurse Executives, Texas Nurses Foundation (president 1985-1987, vice president 1987-1989), Constituent Forum American Nurses Association, Texas Medical Association (liaison committee 1987-1989).


    • father: William J. Rains
    • mother: Claudia Madell (Barnes) Rains
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    Born December 2, 1935
    Died January 13, 2010
    (aged 74)