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Catherine Elizabeth Shearer

Catherine Elizabeth Shearer, American nursing educator, clinical specialist. Registered Nurse New Jersey. Recipient Sword of Hope, American Cancer Society, 1982, Ruth Beaumont award, 1983.


  • Shearer, Catherine Elizabeth was born on November 28, 1943 in Brookville, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of James Edward and Esther Thelma (Minnich) Dwyer.

  • Education

    • AS, Gloucester County College, 1975. Bachelor of science in nursing, Stockton State College, 1977. MSN, University Delaware, 1983.


    • Charge nurse Elmer Community Hospital, New Jersey, 1975—1977, director in-service operations, supervisor, 1977—1978. Instructor Salem County Vo-Tech, Woodstown, 1976—1978. Clinical specialist Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Hammonton, 1982.

      Instructor Cumberland County College, Vineland, 1982—1983, Gloucester County College, since 1976. Private practice, Clayton, New Jersey, since 1983. Guest lecturer various organizations, since 1976.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse New Jersey.


    • Author: Body Image and Self Concept of the Women with a Mastectomy, 1983.


    Chair public education American Cancer Society, 1980—1983, vice president, 1983, chairman professional education, since 1983, chairman board, 1984—1986, committee public education, 1986—1988, committee services and rehabilitation, since 1986. Member risk force American Heart Association, Gloucester County, 1983—1985. Member of American Nurses Association, Alumni Association Gloucester County (board directors since 1983), New Jersey State Nurses Association 1980-1981, (member legislation committee 1977-1980).


    • Married Curtis Jennings Shearer, November 28, 1963. Children: Dawn Cherie, Curtis Jennings III.
    • father: James Edward Dwyer
    • mother: Esther Thelma (Minnich) Dwyer
    • spouse: Curtis Jennings Shearer
    • children: Dawn Cherie Shearer
    • Curtis Jennings III Shearer
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    Born November 28, 1943
    (age 73)