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Joan Durkis-Werneman

Joan Durkis-Werneman, American nursing administrator. Certified critical care nurse, nursing administration advanced level. Recipient District Leadership award.


  • Durkis-Werneman, Joan was born on March 29, 1945 in Providence. Daughter of Charles A. and Eleanor A. (Balcewicz) Chaffin.

  • Education

    • Diploma with honors, Onondaga College, 1974. Bachelor of Science with honors, State University of New York, Saratoga Springs, 1976. Master of Education with honors, Educational Specialist with honors, Atlantic University, 1978.

      Doctor of Education with honors, Atlantic University, 1982.


    • Coordinator advisory medical-surgical Broward Community College, Pompano Beach, Florida. Consultant education and training National Medical Enterprises, Taif, Saudi Arabia. Director of Nursing King Abulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Danish Health Consultancy, Inc., Al Gurayat, Saudi Arabia.

    Major achievements

    • Certified critical care nurse, nursing administration advanced level.


    Member Association Supervn. and Curriculum Development, American Association of University Professors, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National League Nursing (baccalaureate and higher degree education council) American Association Allied Health Professions, American College Healthcare Executives, Phi Kappa Phi.


    • Married Kaj O. Werneman, November 2, 1983. Children: Jerry Durkis, James C. Durkis.
    • father: Charles A. Chaffin
    • mother: Eleanor A. (Balcewicz) Chaffin
    • spouse: Kaj O. Werneman
    • children: Jerry Durkis Durkis-Werneman
    • James C. Durkis Durkis-Werneman
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    Born March 29, 1945
    (age 72)