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Harriet Van Ess Coeling

Harriet Van Ess Coeling, American nursing educator, editor. Registered Nurse, Ohio; clinical nurse specialist. Teacher and Nonsvc. fellow Bowling Green State University, 1983-1987; Nursing Practice award, American Nurses Association.


  • Coeling, Harriet Van Ess was born on December 3, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Louis and Helen Angeline (DeGraff) Van Ess.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Michigan, 1966. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1987.


    • Head nurse, clinical specialist Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1968-1970. Instructor University Pittsburgh School Nursing, 1970-1972. Staff development instructor Braddock (Pennsylvania) Hospital, 1976-1978, Medical College Ohio, Toledo, 1978-1983.

      Assistant professor University Michigan School Nursing, Ann Arbor, 1987-1988, Kent (Ohio) State University College Nursing, 1988-1993, associate professor, 1994—2004, professor, 2004—2007, emeritus professor, since 2007.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Ohio. Clinical nurse specialist.


    • Editor, Online Journal Issues in Nursing, ANA/Kent State University, since 1998. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Christian


    Volunteer St. Malachi Healthcare Clinic, Cleveland, 1993-1998. Member National Association Clinical Specialists, Ohio Nurses Association (chair human rights committee 1998—2002), Greater Cleveland Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau (Excellence in Use of Tehc. award 1997).



    Travel, swimming.


    • Married Kenneth J. Coeling, June 27, 1970. Children: Valerie Coeling Nandor, Beverly Coeling Corder.
    • father: Louis Ess
    • mother: Helen Angeline (DeGraff) Van Ess
    • spouse: Kenneth J. Coeling
    • children: Valerie Coeling Nandor Coeling
    • Beverly Coeling Corder Coeling
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    Born December 3, 1943
    (age 73)