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Gail W. Ford

Gail W. Ford, American nursing educator, family nurse practitioner. Certified clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing. Grantee American Cancer Society, 1988, Alpha Xi, Sigma Theta Tau, 1988. Member American Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society, South Carolina Nurses' Association (chairman legislation committee since 1971), Sigma Theata Tau (chairman bylaws 1987-1989), Crepe Myrtle Garden Club (press elect since 1989).

Background

  • Ford, Gail W. was born on November 26, 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Lee Roy and Cecil (Daws) Watkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University South Carolina, 1966. Minnesota in Nursing, Emory University, 1971. Doctor of Education in Health Education Administration, Emory University, 1990.

      Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, University South Carolina, 1995.

    Career

    • Staff nurse Veterans Administration Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, 1966-1967. Staff nurse Intensive Care Unit South Carolina Baptist Hospital, Columbia, 1967. Instructor Crafts-Farrow State Hospital, 1967-1968.

      Instructor nursing Piedmont Hospital Nursing, Atlanta, 1968-1969. Instructor University South Carolina College Nursing, Columbia, 1971-1974, assistant professor, since 1974. President Dickson & Associates Medical-Nursing Legal Consultant, Columbia, since 1984.

      Researcher Breast Cancer Screening, Columbia, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Certified clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing.

    Works

    • Reviewer video-educational Right to Die, 1989.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society, South Carolina Nurses' Association (chairman legislation committee since 1971), Sigma Theata Tau (chairman bylaws 1987-1989), Crepe Myrtle Garden Club (press elect since 1989).

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Glenn Wells Dickson, Junior, September 2, 1967 (divorced March 1987). 1 child, Glenn Wells III. Married John P. Ford, Junior, November 26, 1994.
    • father: Lee Roy Watkins
    • mother: Cecil (Daws) Watkins
    • spouses: Glenn Wells Dickson
    • John P. Ford
    • child: Glenn Wells III Ford
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    Born November 26, 1943
    (age 73)
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