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Armetta K. Dawson

Armetta K. Dawson, American mental health and geriatric nurse. Certified in psychiatric nursing.


  • Dawson, Armetta K. was born on September 13, 1938 in Sheldon, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Charles Milton and Tillie Klazina (Visser) Miller.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Methodist School Nursing, Sioux City, Iowa, 1959. AS with highest honors, North Iowa Community College, Mason City, 1979. Associate of Arts in Nursing Home Administration, Des Moines Community College, 1980.

      Bachelor of science in nursing, Grand View College, Des Moines, 1988.


    • Provisional administrator Park Manor, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Charge nurse psychiatric unit Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines. Staff nurse Nursefinders.

      Supervisor Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center. Surgical nurse Planned Parenthood.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in psychiatric nursing.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member First Christian Church. Supporter American Indian College Found, Southern Poverty Law Center, American Museum Natural History, National Museum Women in the Arts, Habitat for Humanity International, National Museum American Indian, Americans Helping Americans. Member American Association of University Women, American Association Retired Persons, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married C. Richard Dawson, September 3, 1983. Children: Randall Dale Schiernbeck, Richard Lee Schiernbeck, Robert Allen Schiernbeck. Stepchildren: Joy Matusiewicz, Craig Dawson.
    • father: Charles Milton Miller
    • mother: Tillie Klazina (Visser) Miller
    • spouse: C. Richard Dawson
    • children: Randall Dale Schiernbeck Dawson
    • Richard Lee Schiernbeck Dawson
    • Robert Allen Schiernbeck Dawson
    • Joy Matusiewicz Dawson
    • Craig Dawson
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    Born September 13, 1938