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Margaret Ann Rankin

Margaret Ann Rankin was American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Iowa. Recipient national research service award division nursing Department of Health and Human Services, 1987, National Center for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, 1988, 89; research fellow University Iowa, 1980, grantee, 1989.


  • Rankin, Margaret Ann was born on February 1, 1935 in Ames, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Meriden Lawrence and Vida Fern (Jorstad) Rankin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa, 1973. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1990.


    • Staff nurse Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, 1956-1957, assistant head nurse, 1957-1958, shift medical-surgical supervisor, 1958-1972. Instructor medical-surgical nd oncology nursing University Iowa, Iowa City, 1975-1978, assistant professor, 1978-1982, teacher assistant, 1982-1985, lecturer, 1985-1998. Co-investigator Nursing-sensitive Outcomes Classification Research Team, 1993—2000.

      Workshop and symposium presenter.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Iowa.


    • Contributor articles to nursing journals, chapter to book. Co-author video tapes on asepsis, sterile techniques and Accuchek.


    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.


    Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    It is good for Christians with different approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


    Member American Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Association, Sigma Theta Tau (research award 1988, Storga award 1991).



    Reading, sewing.


    • father: Meriden Lawrence Rankin
    • mother: Vida Fern (Jorstad) Rankin
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    Born February 1, 1935