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Mary Ella Walker

Mary Ella Walker, American nurse. Named Mary Gibbs Jones scholar, 1976, Meadows fellow, 1983-1985. Fellow: American Academy Nursing; member: American Nurses Association, Texas Rural Health Association (past president), National Rural Health Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau.

Background

  • Walker, Mary Ella was born on August 23, 1945 in St. Louis. Daughter of Earl Earnest and Myrtle Emma (Agnew) Walker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Texas Christian U., 1967. MSN, University Texas, 1972, Doctor of Philosophy, 1976. Staff nurse, assistant head nurse, head nurse Barnes Hospital, St. Louis,1967-1971.

      Staff nurse Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, Texas, 1972. Research associate University Texas System, 1973-1974. Research associate Center Study of Human Resources, Austin, 1975-1976, Southern Regional Council, Inc., Atlanta, 1975-1976.

      Nurse consultant Texas Medical Foundation, Austin, 1976-1977. Visiting lecturer University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1977-1978. Program director S.W. Rural Health Field Superior vena cava syndrome Program National Rural Center, Austin, 1977-1978.

      Program director Texas Rural Health Field Superior vena cava syndrome Program, 1979-1985. Program development officer Texas Office of Rural Health, 1987. Health care consultant, 1986^.

      Lecturer University Texas, 1979-1985, 87-88;project director Health Care Options for Rural Communities, 1989-1993, LBJSch. of Public Affairs, lecturer, 1989-1991. Executive director Texas Hospital Trustees, 1993^, Texas Hospital Trustees Foundation, 1995^. Mary Gibbs Jones scholar, 1976.

      Meadows fellow, 1983-1985.

    Career

    • Staff nurse, assistant head nurse, head nurse Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1967—1971. Staff nurse Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, Texas, 1972. Research associate University Texas System, 1973—1974, Center Study of Human Resources, Austin, 1975—1976, Southern Regional Council, Inc., Atlanta, 1975—1976.

      Nurse consultant Texas Medical Foundation, Austin, 1976—1977. Visiting lecturer University Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1977—1978. Program director Southwest Rural Health Field Services Program National Rural Center, Austin, 1977—1978, Texas Rural Health Field Services Program, 1979—1985.

      Program development officer Texas Office of Rural Health, 1987. Health care consultant, since 1986.

    Membership

    Fellow: American Academy Nursing. Member: American Nurses Association, Texas Rural Health Association (past president), National Rural Health Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau.
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    Born August 23, 1945
    (age 72)