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Rose Ann Orlando

Rose Ann Orlando, American nursing educator, psychotherapist. Registered Nurse, New York; certified lactation consultant, clinical specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing. Grantee Suffolk County Department of Health W.I.C. Program, 1985, Suffolk Network Adolescent Pregnancy, 1990.


  • Orlando, Rose Ann was born on August 9, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of Timothy F. and Rose V. (Savage) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, New York, 1980. MSHS, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1981. Master of Science in Nursing, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1990.

      Bachelor of science in nursing, Regent's College, 1987.


    • Staff nurse psychiatry unit Grasslands Hospital, Valhalla, New York, 1956-1961. Staff nurse newborn premature nursery Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, 1961-1963. Office nurse private practice obstetrics-gynecology office, Deer Park, 1962-1966.

      Pediatric nurse Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, Patchogue, 1966-1969, staff nurse E.D. department, 1971-1984, in-service educator, 1984-1988, associate director nursing education and research, since 1988. Psychotherapist Victim's Information Bureau of Suffolk, Hauppauge, New York, 1988-1993. Adjunct faculty member Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1983-1986.

      Lactation consultant Suffolk County Department Health, Hauppauge, 1984-1989. Consultant International Childbirth Education Association, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, New York. Certified lactation consultant, clinical specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing.


    • Screenwriter, performer videotapes: Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding, 1985, Breastfeeding: The Healthy Choice, 1985.


    Group leader LaLeche League International, Inc., Franklin Park, Illinois, since 1966, chairman professional liaison department New York State chapter, 1979-1987, assistant chairman leader applicant department, 1975-1978. Member nurse of distinction award selection committee New York State Legislature, 1975-1978. Member New York Network Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, New York Society Clinical Hypnosis, Professional Nurses' Association Suffolk County (board directors since 1992), Nassau-Suffolk Council on Nursing Education and Practice (correspondent secretary 1988-1992, board directors since 1992), Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Gamma.



    Working with mothers and children, swimming, reading, travel.


    • Married Patrick Vincent Orlando, August 31, 1957 (deceased May 1986). Children: Patrick, Timothy, Kathleen, Elizabeth, Sean, Moira.
    • father: Timothy F. Murphy
    • mother: Rose V. (Savage) Murphy
    • spouse: Patrick Vincent Orlando
    • children: Patrick Orlando
    • Timothy Orlando
    • Kathleen Orlando
    • Elizabeth Orlando
    • Sean Orlando
    • Moira Orlando
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    Born August 9, 1935