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Helen Bernice Ripple

Helen Bernice Ripple, American nursing administrator. Rn, Missouri, Virginia, California.


  • Ripple, Helen Bernice was born on January 22, 1936 in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Alexander Morris and Mary Magdalen (Marcus) Ripple.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, St. Louis University, 1968. MSN, St. Louis University, 1970.


    • Associate administrator/director nursing City Hospital, St. Louis, 1969-1973. Director nursing University Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, 1974-1980. Associate administrator/director nursing, clinical professor University California Medical Center, San Francisco, since 1980.

      Member Blue Ribbon Committee on Long Term Care, San Francisco. Member Commissioner's committee JointCommn. on Accreditation Healthcare Organization, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Rn, Missouri, Virginia, California.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    With United States Air Force, 1965-1969, colonel United States Army Reserve. Member American Nurses Association (certified in nursing administration), California Nurses Association, Virginia Nurses Association, American Organization Nurse Executives (president 1984-1985), American Association Nurse Administrs. (president Virginia chapter 1977), American Hospital Association, National League Nurses, Virginia Hospital Association, Golden Gate Nurses Association.


    • father: Alexander Morris Ripple
    • mother: Mary Magdalen (Marcus) Ripple
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    Born January 22, 1936