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Mary Sue Labernik

Mary Sue Labernik, American nurse. Critical Care Registered Nurse; certified in nursing administration-advanced; certified American Council of Learned Societies.


  • Labernik, Mary Sue was born on December 16, 1937 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Raymond A. and Francis L. Fay.

  • Education

    • Diploma, St. Mary's School Nursing, Rochester, Minnesota, 1958. Bachelor, Redlands University, 1974. Bachelor of science in nursing, Moorhead State University, 1982.

      MSN, University North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1985.


    • Staff nurse Ely-Winton (Minnesota) Hospital, 1959. Office nurse D.E. Wagoner, Doctor of Medicine, Oscoda, Michigan, 1968-1970. Staff nurse Columbus Hospital, Great Falls, Montana, 1971-1972, Victor Valley Hospital, Victorville, California, 1972-1974, Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, 1974-1975, Community Hospital, Colorado Springs, 1975-1977.

      Intensive Care Unit staff nurse Veterans Administration Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota, 1977-1982, head nurse, 1982-1985, day supervisor, 1985-1990. Acting assistant chief nurse Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1988-1990, preceptorship training program, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1990-1991, assistant chief nurse, Fort Wayne Veterans Affairs Medical Center, since 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Critical Care Registered Nurse. Certified in nursing administration-advanced. Certified American Council of Learned Societies.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Active American Red Cross, since 1965. Member American Nurses Association, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (president Fargo-Moorhead chapter 1987-1988, Critical Care Nurse of Year 1988-1989), North Dakota Nurses Association, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Nurses Organization VA, National Association of Female Executives, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Bridge, reading, skiing, hiking, bicycling.


    • Married Theodore John Labernik, July 5, 1958. Children: Debra Curry, Linda Himmelberger, Susan North, Laura Zeller, Daniel, Steven.
    • father: Raymond A.
    • mother: Francis L. Fay
    • spouse: Theodore John Labernik
    • children: Debra Curry Labernik
    • Linda Himmelberger Labernik
    • Susan North Labernik
    • Laura Zeller Labernik
    • Daniel Labernik
    • Steven Labernik
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    Born December 16, 1937