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Joan Patricia Garity

Joan Patricia Garity, American nurse, educator. Registered Nurse Massachusetts. American Organization Nurse Executives scholarship, American Nurses Foundation, 1984.


  • Garity, Joan Patricia was born on April 29, 1944 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Philip Francis and Virginia (Corcoran) Garity.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Boston College, 1966. Master of Education, Northeastern University, 1971. Doctor of Education, Boston University, 1985.


    • Volunteer nursing clinic Mount St. Joseph Academy, Mandeville, Jamaica, 1966—1967. Staff nurse Boston City Hospital, 1967—1968, Quincy City Hospital, Massachusetts, 1968, director inservice education, 1968—1970. Staff nurse recovery room, 1970—1971.

      Staff development specialist, department nursing Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, since 1971. Coordinator management education, 1980—1985. Coordinator student clinical placement, staff development services, since 1985.

      Consultant, lecturer in field. Member advisory board Regis College School of Nursing, Weston, since 1986. Co-chairman Governor's Advisory Council Continuing Education Nurses, Boston, 1986—1987.

      Delegate Europe People to People, 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Massachusetts.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member of Alpha Gamma, Pi Lambda Theta, Sigma Theta Tau (president Alphi Chi chapter since 1988), Boston College Alumni Association (Excellence in Science award 1988), Massachusetts Nurses Association (member Council on Continuing Education 1980-1981, co-chair Commission on Continuing Education 1982-1983, Cabinet on Continuing Education 1984, Nursing Practice award 1985), American Nurses Association.



    Novels, museums, art, concerts, travel.


    • father: Philip Francis Garity
    • mother: Virginia (Corcoran) Garity
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    Born April 29, 1944
    (age 73)