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Susan Ann R. McKay

Susan Ann R. McKay, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse; licensed psychologist; certified childbirth educator. Recipient National Research Service award United States Public Health Service, 1977-1978, Alumni Citation award DePauw University, 1987, Sigma Theta Tau Leadership award, 1989; Will Keith Kellogg Foundation fellow, 1983-1986; grantee March of Dimes, Woman of Achievement Wyoming Commission for Women, 1991.


  • McKay, Susan Ann R. was born on July 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Leon Franklin and Ethel Olga (Rasmussen) Richardson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, DePauw University, 1964. Master of Science, University Colorado, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wyoming, 1978.


    • Staff nurse in pediatrics Middletown (Ohio) Hospital, 1964 summer. Instructor nursing Mercy Hospital School Nursing, Denver, 1965-1966. Instructor, assistant professor University Wyoming, Laramie, 1966-1975, staff counselor, 1977-1978.

      Private practice psychology, since 1979. Associate professor nursing University Wyoming, 1986, assistant to dean College Health Sciences, 1986-1987, professor nursing, since 1990, professor women's studies, since 1993. Consultant The Cybele Society, Spokane, Washington, 1986-1987, In Situ Inc., Laramie, 1982-1983, Johnson and Johnson Baby Products, Skillman, New Jersey, 1982, International Childbirth Education Association, Minneapolis, 1982-1994.

      Member advisory committee March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 1985, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland, 1986-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse; licensed psychologist. Certified childbirth educator.


    • Family-Centered Maternity Care
    • This exciting new book provides everything nurses, physicians, and educators need to develop a Family-Centered Maternity program in their practice or facility.


    Coordinator Bridges for Peace, Laramie, 1986-1987. Member American Psychological Association (division 48 executive committee 1992-1994, president division peace psychology 1994-1995), International Childbirth Education Association (vice president 1978-1982, consultant since 1982), Psychologists for Social Responsibility (secretary 1992-1994), International Federation University Women Peace Fellowship.



    Avocations: outdoor recreation, international traveling.


    • Married John Francis McKay, June 27, 1964 (divorced September 1985). Children: Julie Anne, Sharon Anne.
    • father: Leon Franklin Richardson
    • mother: Ethel Olga (Rasmussen) Richardson
    • spouse: John Francis McKay
    • children: Julie Anne McKay
    • Sharon Anne McKay
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    Born July 26, 1942
    (age 75)