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Helen Marion Shook McNicholas

Helen Marion Shook McNicholas, American nursing educator, therapist, consultant. Registered nurse, Hudson River State Hospital, 1963. VA professional scholar, 1982-1983.

Background

  • McNicholas, Helen Marion Shook was born on March 10, 1942 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Daughter of Woodrow Wilson and Helen Marion (Harrison) Shook.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts with honor, Dutchess Community College, 1977. Bachelor of science in nursing cum laude, Mount St. Mary College, 1980. MSN with honors, Russell Sage College, 1983.

    Career

    • Staff nurse Hudson River Psychiatric Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1963—1964, head nurse, 1964—1980, utilization review coordinator, 1978—1980, nurse administrator, 1980—1983. Nursing education instructor, clinical nurse specialist Franklin Delano Roosevelt VA Facility, Montrose, New York, since 1983. CPR instructor American Heart Association, Westchester/Putnam chapter, since 1984.

      Consultant, therapist Ulster County Mental Health Association, Kington, New York, since 1980. Consultant, researcher American Cancer Society, Poughkeepsie, since 1980. Consultant, counselor Aid to Battered Women, Young Women’s Christian Association, Poughkeepsie, New York, since 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Registered nurse, Hudson River State Hospital, 1963.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Secretary Ladies Auxiliary Milton Fire Company, New York, 1980, Altar Rosary Society,, Milton, since 1983. Counselor District of Columbia Crime Victims Assistance, Poughkeepsie, since 1983. Vice president American Heart Association Ulster County, Kingston, 1984.

    Member of New York State Nurses Association, Advanced Nursing Practice Association, International Academy Professional Counseling & Psychotherapy Inc., American Nurses Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Horseback riding, tennis, jogging, swimming, reading.

    Connections

    • Married James William McNicholas, July 18, 1964. Children: Maureen Kim, James William.
    • father: Woodrow Wilson Shook
    • mother: Helen Marion (Harrison) Shook
    • spouse: James William McNicholas
    • children: Maureen Kim McNicholas
    • James William McNicholas
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    Born March 10, 1942
    (age 75)
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