Patricia Alice Hess was American geriatrics nurse, educator consultant. Certified gerontological nurse. Recipient Book of Year award American Journal Nursing, 1977, 82, 86, 90, 94, 98, 2001, 05. Member American Nurses Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, National Academy Practice, National Conference Geriatrics Nurse Practitioner, Phi Beta Delta.
Staff nurse University Hospitals, Cleveland, 1961-1962. Head nurse Mount Sinai Hospital, 1962-1965. Instructor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1966-1967.
Professor nursing San Francisco State University, 1967—2006, retired, 2006. Professor University California, Berkeley, 1977—1985. Adjunct assistant professor Samuel Merritt School Nursing, Oakland, California, 2007, 08.