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Margaret C. Alderman

Margaret C. Alderman, American nursing administrator. Registered Nurse, California; certified public health nurse, California, certified community college instructor, California, continuing education provider, California.


  • Alderman, Margaret C. was born on January 3, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Charles W. and Helen D. Colison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University North Carolina, 1966. MSN in Pediatric Physiology, University California, San Francisco, 1973. Doctor of Nursing Science in Nursing Administration, University California, San Francisco, 1985.


    • Various nursing positions, 1966-1979. Instructor pediatric nursing San Francisco State University, 1973-1974. Nursing coordinator intensive care nursery Children's Hospital, San Francisco, 1974-1976, executive coordinator maternal child health, 1976-1977.

      Assistant director nursing Children's Hospital Medical Center, Oakland, California, 1977-1978. Clinical nurse specialist pediatric surgery and research University California Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco, 1979-1980, director nursing maternal child health division, 1980-1984. Director Stanford/U. California San Francisco outreach program Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, California, 1984-1986.

      Assistant clinical professor University California School Nursing, San Francisco, since 1984. Assistant administrator nursing Community Hospital, Santa Rosa, California, 1986-1989, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, 1989-1994. Chief nurse San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital, since 1994.

      Presenter, lecturer, consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, California. Certified public health nurse, California, certified community college instructor, California, continuing education provider, California.


    • Author: (with others) Advisor for Nurse Executives, 1988, Proceedings of the National Symposium of Nursing Research, 1985, Family-Centered Care of Children and Adolescents, 1981. Contributor articles to professional journals. Reviewer Image: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Western Journal Nursing Research, Nursing Outlook.


    Board directors Sonoma County chapter American Cancer Society. Fellow Nightingale Society. Member American Nurses Association (certified nursing administration advanced, council nurse researchers, council nurse administrators), California Nurses Association, Neonatal Nurses of Northern California, Friends of Nursing Stanford University Hospital.


    • Married Paul Joseph Alderman, April 11, 1975.
    • father: Charles W.
    • mother: Helen D. Colison
    • spouse: Paul Joseph Alderman
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    Born January 3, 1945
    (age 72)