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Imogene Stewart Rigdon

Imogene Stewart Rigdon, American nursing educator, associate dean. Certified clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing American Nurses Association.


  • Rigdon, Imogene Stewart was born on April 2, 1937 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Daughter of George Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Byrne) Stewart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Marillac College, 1961. MSN, Catholic University America, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Utah, 1985.


    • Assistant director nursing St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1974-1976. Regional teaching nurse III Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainsville, Florida, 1977-1978. Assistant professor University Florida, 1978-1982.

      Teaching fellow University Utah College Nursing, Salt Lake City, 1983-1985. Clinical specialist University Hospital, 1985. Assistant professor University Utah College Nursing, 1985-1987, volunteer auxiliary faculty, associate professor, 1987-1995.

      Dean, associate professor St. Mark's Westminster School Nursing, 1987-1995. Associate dean for academy affairs, associate professor University Utah College Nursing, since 1996. Member Advanced Practice task force, since 1990, Utah Nursing Resoources task force, 1988-1990, Utah Stat Be.

      Regents' committee on Nursing Education, 1988-1989, Psychiat-Metnal health Nursing Conference Group. Member Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Advisory Committee to the State Board Nursing, 1986-1989. Member Intermountatin Health Care Home Health Avenue Committee, 1988.

      Group leader grief education groups Holy Cross Grief Center and the Sharing Place, 1990-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Certified clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing American Nurses Association.


    • Contributor chapters to books and articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board member Holy Cross Bereavement Program Advisory Council, 1989-1994. Member Utah Committee for American-Soviet Relations, since 1988. Board trustees Widowed Persons Service, since 1995.

    Chair Salt Lake County Alcohol & Drug Planning Allocation Council, since 1994. Captain United States Air Force Reserve, 1972-1982. Member American Association of University Women, American Association Colleges Nursing, National League Nursing, American Orthopsychiatric Association, Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing, Council Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Utah Nurses' Association (Utah health agenda task force 1988-1989, governor board 1986-1989, district 1 treasurer 1985-1987), Mental Health Association, Sierra Club, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Sigma Theta Tau (Kappa chapter, Iota Iota chapter).



    Guitar playing, cross country skiing, gardening, walking.


    • Married Michael Allen Rigdon, November 1, 1973. 1 child, Mary Lisa.
    • father: George Francis Stewart
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Byrne) Stewart
    • spouse: Michael Allen Rigdon
    • child: Mary Lisa Rigdon
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