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Suzanne Elaine McElroy

Suzanne Elaine McElroy, American nurse. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Meritorious Service medal.


  • McElroy, Suzanne Elaine was born on December 17, 1943 in Windber, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Donald Frank and Edna Alice (McDowell) Shaffer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Ohio State University, 1965. MSN, Ohio State University, 1972. Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development, Northland Pioneer College, 1984.


    • Captain Nurse Corps., United States Army, 1964—1975, lieutenant colonel retired, 1994. Psychiatric head nurse 98th KO Medical Detachment, Nha Trang, Vietnam, 1969—1970. Assistant chief nursing service evenings and nights Madigan Army Med Center, Tacoma, 1970—1971.

      Director psychiatric nurse clinician course Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, 1972—1975. Clinical nurse expert National Institutes of Health Clin Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1977—1980. Mental health counselor Community Counseling Center.

      Pre school teacher Pinetop Preschool, Arizona, 1982—1984, Showlow, 1984—1985. Nurse educator in psychiatry Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, 1985—1987. Manager psychiatric nursing Methodist Hospital, 1987—1988.

      Psychiatric nursing Staff Builders Health Care Services, Fort Worth, 1988—1989. Nursing supervisor and psychiatric nursing Cedars Hospital, De Soto, 1988—1990. PRN telephone advice nurse Cigna Health Plans, Inc., Dallas, since 1991.


    Volunteer nurse Navy Psychiatric Operations Mission, Nha Trang, 1969-1970. CPR instructor American Heart Association, since 1978. Assistant leader Girl Scout United States of America, 1966.

    Counselor Suicide Prevention Line, Columbus, 1971. Sunday school teacher Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Burke, Virginia, 1976—1979, Community Presbyterian Church, Pinetop, 1983—1985. Member church choir United Methodist Church of Convent, since 1986.

    PTO officer, library Arlington Christian Center Academy, 1989—1992. Member of American Nurses Association, Humane Society White Mountains, Ohio State University Alumni Association, Arizona Club, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Theta Kappa.



    Genealogy, history.


    • Married Daniel Joseph McElroy, December 22, 1973. 1 child Erin Kathleen.
    • father: Donald Frank Shaffer
    • mother: Edna Alice (McDowell) Shaffer
    • spouse: Daniel Joseph McElroy
    • child: Erin Kathleen McElroy
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    Born December 17, 1943
    (age 73)