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Susan Dorrance Dykstra

Susan Dorrance Dykstra, American geriatrics nurse. Volunteer American Red Cross Bloodmobile. Member American Nurses Association (gerontological council), Wisconsin Nurses Association (treasurer District 19).

Background

  • Dykstra, Susan Dorrance was born on July 29, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Thomas Olney and Helen Elizabeth (Jones) Dorrance.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Presbyterian-St. Lukes Hospital, Chicago, 1960. Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University Arkansas, 1965. Bachelor of science in nursing, Mount Senario College, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, 1989.

    Career

    • Staff nurse surgical floor Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, 1960-1961. Staff nurse Grande Ronde Hospital, LaGrande, Oregon, 1961-1962. Obstetrics-gynecology and neonatal nurse Washington General Hospital, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1962-1967.

      Clinical coordinator Parkview Terrace Nursing Home/Healthcare Retirement Corporation American, Platteville, Wisconsin, 1982-1997, retired, 1997. Educator, facilitator Arthritis Foundation Wisconsin Chgt., Southwest Support Group.

    Membership

    Volunteer American Red Cross Bloodmobile. Member American Nurses Association (gerontological council), Wisconsin Nurses Association (treasurer District 19).

    Connections

    • Married Jay N. Dykstra, March 4, 1961. Children: Nicholas Jay, Laura Jean.
    • father: Thomas Olney Dorrance
    • mother: Helen Elizabeth (Jones) Dorrance
    • spouse: Jay N. Dykstra
    • children: Nicholas Jay Dykstra
    • Laura Jean Dykstra
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