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Patricia Davis Chang

Patricia Davis Chang, American child and adolescent psychiatric nurse. Registered Nurse, Indiana; certified clinical nurse specialist child and adolescent psychiatric/mental health nursing, 1992. Recipient scholarship Ford Foundation, 1963-1967.


  • Chang, Patricia Davis was born on October 3, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Russell Eugene and Mildred Opal (Hayes) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor highest distinction, Purdue University, 1968. AS in Nursing, Purdue University, 1973. Master of Science in Psychology, Purdue University, 1979.


    • Research nurse medical center radiation oncology Indiana University, Indianapolis, 1975-1977. Nursing manager research unit Larue Carter Hospital, 1977-1978. Nursing manager adult psychiatric unit Valle Vista Hospital, Greenwood, Indiana, 1983-1984.

      Charge nurse adult psychiatric unit Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, 1981-1983, 84-85. Nurse consultant Indiana Department Human Services, 1987-1988. Health services coordinator group homes Residential Management Systems, 1989.

      Primary care nurse children's psychiatric unit Community Hospital North, 1985-1987. Supervisor Charter Hospital Lapayette, 1989. Primary care nurse Cardiac Care Unit St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, 1979-1980.

      Charge nurse adult mental health unit St. Vincent Stress Center, 1989. Clinical nurse specialist St. Vincent Youth Stress Center, since 1989. Psychiatric nurse consultant Child and Adolescent Regional Psychiatric Center Humana Hospital, Indianapolis, 1988.

      Presenter in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Indiana. Certified clinical nurse specialist child and adolescent psychiatric/mental health nursing, 1992.


    • Co-author Mental Health Association Indiana Comprehensive Survey (state-wide) Psychiatric Facilities, 1987.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Active in effort to revise state regulations concerning children and adolescents and the admission of minors to adult psychiatric units. Member Mental Health Association Indiana (children and adolescent mental health committee since 1984), Marion County Mental Health Association, Prevention Child Abuse (Indiana chapter), Advocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing (Indiana chapter, planning committee state conference 1991), Delta Rho Kappa.


    • Married Ting-pao Chang. Children: Laura Elisabeth, Thomas Evan, Marianne Elaine.
    • father: Russell Eugene Davis
    • mother: Mildred Opal (Hayes) Davis
    • spouse: Ting-pao Chang
    • children: Laura Elisabeth Chang
    • Thomas Evan Chang
    • Marianne Elaine Chang
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    Born October 3, 1945
    (age 72)