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Elissa Swisher Sauer

Elissa Swisher Sauer, American nursing educator. Member of Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Sauer, Elissa Swisher was born on January 9, 1935 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Oliver S. and Emily Louisa (Gehron) Swisher.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Reading Hospital, Pennsylvania, 1957. Bachelor of Science, Albright College, Reading, 1958. MSN, University Pennsylvania, 1964.


    • Instructor Reading Hospital School Nursing, 1957—1960, 1964—1966, 1969—1970, Abington Memorial Hospital School Nursing, 1960—1963. Nurse Community Health and Civic Association, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1966-1967. Public health coordinator Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1967-1968.

      Private duty nurse, 1968-1973. Clinical faculty Schuylkill County AVTS, 1973-1974. Professor nursing Reading Area Community College, 1975-1980, director nursing programs, assistant dean health services, 1989-2000, assistant dean emerita, since 2001, adjunct instructor nursing, since 2003.

      Oncology nurse administrator-educator Comprehensive Community Cancer Center, Allentown, 1981-1985. Executive director Holy Family Home Health Care, Orwigsburg, 1985-1989. Consultant nursing education and continuing education.

      Evaluator for national nurse aide certified assessment program, since 2000. Adjunct instructor nursing Reading Area Community College, since 2003.


    • Author: Procedure Manual to accompany Fundamentals of Nursing: Human Health and Function, 3d edition, 2003.


    Member of Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Raymond James Sauer, November 27, 1964.
    • father: Oliver S. Swisher
    • mother: Emily Louisa (Gehron) Swisher
    • spouse: Raymond James Sauer
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