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Joan Clare Seidel

Joan Clare Seidel, American diabetes educator, critical care nurse, educator. Registered Nurse, Texas; certified American Council of Learned Societies provider and instructor; certified CPR instructor-trainer.


  • Seidel, Joan Clare was born on June 24, 1938 in Auburn, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Alexander Jacob and Kathryn Clare (O'Brien) Yambra.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Providence Hospital School Nursing, 1959. Student, Sacred Heart Dominican College, 1967. Bachelor of Science, Texas Woman's University, 1971.

      Master of Science, Texas Woman's University, 1975.


    • Staff nurse, assistant supervisor cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit The Methodist Hospital, Houston, 1961-1967, inservice instructor cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, 1971-1974, clinical pratictioner teacher II critical care, 1979-1987, coordinator in-patient cardiac rehabilitation program, 1987-1988, educator critical care residency program, 1988-1994. Supervisor coronary care unit, medical Intensive Care Unit, others Houston (Texas) Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1975-1979. Clinical nurse specialist coronary care unit, 1979-1994.

      Lecturer, presenter in field. Clinical specialist in diabetes education, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Texas. Certified American Council of Learned Societies provider and instructor. Certified CPR instructor-trainer.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses (treasurer Houston-Gulf Coast chapter 1974-1975, president 1976-1977, chairman community projects committee 1981-1984, research committee 1985-1988, secretary 1987-1989, treasurer-elect 1992-1993, treasurer 1993-1995, representative to Houston Council Nursing Organizations 1988-1992, others), American Heart Association, Cardiovasc. Nurses Society (secretary 1984-1985, research seminar committee 1988), Houston Council Nursing Organizations (president-elect 1991-1992, president 1992-1993), American Association Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association (certified diabetes educator), Texas Nurses Association (board directors 1994-1996).



    Travel, exercise, needlecrafts, gardening, camping.


    • Married Verlin Joseph Seidel, June 1, 1963.
    • father: Alexander Jacob Yambra
    • mother: Kathryn Clare (O'Brien) Yambra
    • spouse: Verlin Joseph Seidel
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