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Ann Elizabeth Jane Kobs

Ann Elizabeth Jane Kobs, American nursing administrator, consultant.


  • Kobs, Ann Elizabeth Jane was born on February 13, 1944 in Clinton, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Francis Hubert and Leora Elizabeth (Sodeman) Kobs.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Mercy Hospital School Nursing, 1965. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Marycrest College, 1978. Master of Science in Nursing Administration, Northern Illinois University, 1981.


    • Staff charge nurse Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Iowa, 1965—1966. Clinical instructor Marycrest College, 1967. Health care consultant Chicago, since 1973.

      Pre-reviewer for continuing education and career counselor in residence Illinois Nurses Association, 1978—1980. Career development consultant Illinois Hospital Association, Oak Brook, 1980—1981, staff specialist nursing, 1981—1983. Director nursing Naperville, 1983—1984.

      Director nursing surgical/maternal-child health Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, 1984—1987. Director nursing services Rochelle (Illinois) Community Hospital, 1987—1989. Consultant Medicus Systems Corporation, 1989—1991.

      Associate director department of standards Joint Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Organizations, since 1991, interpretation function leader, since 1996. Lecturer Northern Illinois University, 1981—1987, St. Xavier College, 1987. Member faculty Aurora University, 1988—1991.

      Clinical teaching assistant University Iowa, since 1988. Expert witness medical malpractice cases, since 1987. Advisory board Cross Country Staffing, Boca Raton, Florida, since 1996.

      Writer, producer, director Nursing Opportunities Unlimited, 1980.


    • Contributor numerous articles on materials management, infection control, nursing and quality improvement. Editor: Illinois Nurses Association Directory of Baccalaureate Degree Completion Programs for RNs in Illinois, 1979.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member City Beautification Commission, Rock Island, 1972—1976, secretary, vice-chairman. Member committee perinatal health March of Dimes, since 1991. Member of Illinois Organization Nurse Executives (member executive committee, chairman Task Force on Sunset Illinois Nursing Act 1984-1987, president 1988-1989, board directors 1984-1992, archivist 1992-1993, member nursing administration conference group since 1996), American Organization Nurse Executives (consultant, legislation and regulation committee 1987-1989, commission environment and practice since 1994), Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Dennis Raymond Kobs. Children: Michael, Peter, Amy.
    • father: Francis Hubert Kobs
    • mother: Leora Elizabeth (Sodeman) Kobs
    • spouse: Dennis Raymond Kobs
    • children: Michael Kobs
    • Peter Kobs
    • Amy Kobs
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    Born February 13, 1944
    (age 73)