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Elaine Rita Harrison

Elaine Rita Harrison, American ambulatory care nurse, neuroscience nurse. CNA. Recipient Nursing Research award National Institutes of Health, 1994.


  • Harrison, Elaine Rita was born on September 29, 1935 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of John T. Spain and Ann C. Reynolds.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Cornell University, 1958. MSN, George Mason University, 1985.


    • Clinical nurse emergency Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, 1958-1959, assistant head nurse medical/surgical unit, 1959-1961, clinical supervisor, cardiovascular specialist, 1961-1975. Clinical nurse Neurology Inpatient, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1974-1975, head nurse, 1975-1991, Neurology Outpatient, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, since 1991.

    Major achievements

    • CNA.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member American Association Neurosci. Nurses, National Myasthenia Gravis Association, Maryland State Association Health Care Professionals, National Association Healthcare Professionals, Maryland Quality Assurance Professionals, Hastings Center (associate), Kennedy Institute Ethics (associate), Sigma Theta Tau (executive board directors 1987).


    • Married James Henry Harrison, May 17, 1962. Children: Kathleen Ann, Patrick Joseph.
    • father: John T. Spain
    • mother: Ann C. Reynolds
    • spouse: James Henry Harrison
    • children: Kathleen Ann Harrison
    • Patrick Joseph Harrison
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