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Jo-Ann Bryson Adelsperger

Jo-Ann Bryson Adelsperger, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Ohio.


  • Adelsperger, Jo-Ann Bryson was born on March 25, 1943 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Daughter of George K. and Josephine E. (DeRosier) Knight.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Boston College, 1965. MSN, University Rhode Island, 1974. Doctor of Education, International Graduate School, 1985.


    • Staff nurse, supervisor United States Navy, Newport, 1965-1968. Instructor Youville Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969-1973, University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1973-1975. Assistant director Decatur (Illinois) Memorial Hospital, 1975-1977.

      Director school nursing Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati, 1977-1985, assistant vice president professional services, 1986-1988. Assistant professor University Cincinnati College Nursing, since 1988. Consultant in field; member ad hoc committee nursing education Ohio Board Nursing, 1980-1983.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Ohio.


    • Author: Cost-Effective Management in Schools of Nursing, 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Project Literacy Council of Clermont County, Ohio, 1987-1989. Member Ohio Council Diploma Nurse Educators (chairman 1980), Assembly of Hospital Schools Nursing (member governing council 1980-1983), American Hospital Association, Ohio League for Nursing (vice president 1981-1983, member steering committee Ohio River Valley council 1981-1983, president 1990-1992, chairman planning committee 1990), National League for Nursing (board directors 1983-1987, chairman council diploma programs), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau. Clubs: Boston College Alumni.


    • 1 child, Neil Kerry.
    • father: George K. Knight
    • mother: Josephine E. (DeRosier) Knight
    • child: Neil Kerry Adelsperger
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    Born March 25, 1943
    (age 74)