With Fort Worth (Texas) Department Health, 1957-1959. Assistant professor University Massachusetts, Amhurst, 1961-1965. Chief nurse New York City Medical College, 1965-1967.
Assistant professor University Colorado, Denver, 1967-1970. Associate professor University Washington, Seattle, 1974-1980. Professor, chairman department University California, San Francisco, 1980-1984.
Denton Cooley professor nursing University Texas, Austin, 1984-2001, professor emeritus, since 2001, member graduate faculty School biomedical Science Galveston. Distinguished professor College Art & Sciences, Akachi, Japan, 1999-2000. President medical services Board Director Project Transitions.
Distinguished professor College Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Hyogo, Japan. Member National Institutes of Health Study Group. Consultant Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome International Council fo Nurses.
- Author: Mental Health and the Elderly, 1985 (Book of Year). Member editorial review board Advances in Nursing, Archives Psychiatric Nursing, Qualitative Health Research, Research in Nursing and Health, Nursing Outlook, Journal Professional Nursing, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.
Served to captain United States Army, 1962-1966. Fellow American Academy Nursing (governing board, member fellowship selection committee), American College Mental Health Administration. Member American Nurses Association (division gerontological practice), Council Nurse Researchers, American Institute Life Threatening Illness and Loss, Southern Nursing Research Society.