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Debra Phyllis Hymovich

Debra Phyllis Hymovich was American nursing educator. Grantee American Nurses' Foundation, 1973, Sigma Theta Tau, 1978, Hospital University Pennsylvania Cancer Center, 1988; World Health Organization fellow, 1978.


  • Hymovich, Debra Phyllis was born on July 1, 1935 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Leo and Lillian (Berman) Hymovich.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Skidmore College, 1957. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1973.

      Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania, 1987—1989.


    • Instructor Simmons College, Boston, 1961-1964. Assistant professor maternal-child nursing Fresno (California) State University, 1964-1967. Assistant professor pediatric nursing University Florida, Gainesville, 1967-1969.

      Associate professor maternal-child nursing University Texas, San Antonio, 1969-1971. Associate professor nursing and pediatrics University Rochester, North Carolina, New York, 1973-1977. Professor parent-child nursing University Colorado, Denver, 1977-1981.

      Visiting professor, director nursing of children graduate program University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1981-1983. Freelance lecturer, consultant, 1983-1987. Professor University South Florida, Tampa, 1990-1993.

      Professor, associate dean for nursing University North Carolina, Charlotte, 1993-1998. Consultant in field, since 1970. Member state board test pool National League Nursing, New York City, 1974-1977.

      Member advisory committee, curriculum consultant, visiting associate professor Henrietta Zold-Hadassah Hebrew University School Nursing, Jerusalemn, 1975. Chair chronic illness and development deviations study section ACCH, Washington, 1981-1983.


    • Author: Nursing of Children, 1969, 3d edition, 1982. Co-author: Family Health Care, 1974, second edition, 1979 (American Journal Nursing award 1973), Chronic Illness in Adults and Children, 1992. Member editorial board Journal Pediatric Nursing, since 1984, Oncol.

      Nursing Forum, 1992-1994.


    Member Texas Conference Children and Youth, 1969. Member steering committee Rochester (New York ) Children's Rehabilitation Services, 1974-1977. Consultant steering committee toddler program Riverton Children's Center, 1976-1977.

    Fellow American Association Orthopsychiatry. Member American Nurses Association, Society Research in Child Development, Ambulatory Pediatric Association, American Association Pediatric Oncology (member research committee 1990-1995), American Academy Nursing Service, Oncology Nurse Society.


    • father: Leo Hymovich
    • mother: Lillian (Berman) Hymovich
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