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Evelyn Groenke Duffy

Evelyn Groenke Duffy, American clinical nurse specialist, consultant. Registered Nurse Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, certified geriatric nurse practitioner. Recipient Performance award VA, 1982.


  • Duffy, Evelyn Groenke was born on March 30, 1953 in London. Arrived in United States, 1953. Daughter of John Herman and Marcella Irene (Engelman) Groenke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Baylor University, 1975. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1981.


    • Staff nurse Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, 1975—1976. Team leader Visiting Nurse Service, Madison, Wisconsin, 1976—1979. Nurse practitioner William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, Madison, 1981—1984.

      Clinical nurse specialist Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cleveland, since 1985. Clinical preceptor University Wisconsin, Madison, 1981—1984. Board directors Calvary Lutheran Chapel, Madison, 1977—1978.

      Secretary Calvary Lutheran Women, 1980—1981.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, certified geriatric nurse practitioner.


    Member of Visiting Nurse Service Staff Association (secretary 1978-1979), Wisconsin Nurses Association (board directors nurse practitioner council 1981-1983), Madison District Nurses Association (chairman public relations committee 1983-1984), Gerontological Society of America, American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Running, sailing, skiing, gourmet cooking.


    • Married Mark Elton Duffy, August 7, 1976. 1 child Patrick Sean.
    • father: John Herman Groenke
    • mother: Marcella Irene (Engelman) Groenke
    • spouse: Mark Elton Duffy
    • child: Patrick Sean Duffy
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    Born March 30, 1953
    (age 64)