Diploma, St. Joseph Infirmary School, 1967. Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Thomas Moore College, 1973. Bachelor of science in nursing, College of Mount St. Joseph, 1983.
Master of Arts in Nursing Administration, New York University, 1996. Master of Arts in Care of Adult Patient, New York University, 1996.
Nurse St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, 1976-1977, Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin, 1967-1976, St. Francis/St. George Hospital, Cincinnati, Holy Family Home, Melbourne. Patient care coordinator Hospice of Big Sandy, Paintsville, 1985-1993. Nurse practitioner Oakhill (Ohio) Community Medical Center Clinics, 1996-1999, Jackson, Ohio, 1996-1999, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Inc., Cincinnati.
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