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Catherine Therese O'Brien

Catherine Therese O'Brien, American nurse. Certified advanced oncology, medical-surgical nurse. Member American Cancer Society (executive board), Oncology Nursing Society(Survivorship SIG coordinator, newsletter editor, Long Island/Queens chapter past president, chairperson program), New York State Cancer and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Pain Initiative (board directors), Sigma Theta Tau.

Background

  • O'Brien, Catherine Therese was born on October 5, 1938 in New York City. Daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth (Henry) McParland.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Westchester School Nursing, 1959. Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, St. Joseph's College, 1987. MSN, Pace University, 1992.

    Career

    • Staff nurse Deepdale General Hospital, Littleneck, New York, 1977-1989, nurse educator, 1989-1990, assistant director nursing education, 1990-1994. Medical oncology coordinator Cancer Institute Mary Immaculate Hospital, Jamaica, 1994-1998. Oncology clinical nurse specialist Visiting Nurse Service of New York, from 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Certified advanced oncology, medical-surgical nurse.

    Membership

    Member American Cancer Society (executive board), Oncology Nursing Society(Survivorship SIG coordinator, newsletter editor, Long Island/Queens chapter past president, chairperson program), New York State Cancer and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Pain Initiative (board directors), Sigma Theta Tau.

    Connections

    • Married Thomas O'Brien, August 8, 1959 (deceased). Children: Thomas, Catherine, Nancy, Veronica.
    • father: Patrick McParland
    • mother: Elizabeth (Henry) McParland
    • spouse: Thomas O'Brien
    • children: Thomas O'Brien
    • Catherine O'Brien
    • Nancy O'Brien
    • Veronica O'Brien
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    Born October 5, 1938
    Died March 18, 2004
    (aged 65)
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