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Judith Kline Leavitt

Judith Kline Leavitt, American nursing educator, political and policy consultant, author. Registered Nurse New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Named Outstanding Women, White House Conference, 1966, Master Teacher, National Conference Teaching Excellence, 1984; recipient New York State Chancellor's award, State University of New York, 1990, Health Policy and Legislature award, New York University, 1990.


  • Leavitt, Judith Kline was born on February 28, 1942 in Trenton. Daughter of Joseph Jay and Rose (Greenberg) Kline.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Pennsylvania, 1963. Master of Education, Columbia University, 1966.


    • Professor nursing Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, New York, 1976—1989. Founder, senior partner Trasnformations. Member White House Health Professional Review Group National Task Force Health Care Reform, 1993, National Advisory Council Nursing Education and Practice Division Nursing, since 1994.

      Organizer Led Interagy. Program Single Mothers, 1970—1973. National contributor nursing boards review, question and answer board American Journal Nursing, New York City, since 1983.

      Reviewer books Wadsworth Press, Mosby, Saunders Nursing Outlook, since 1983. Coordinator upstate campaign Geraldine Ferraro Senate, 1992—1995. Director Generations United, Washington, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.


    • Co-editor (contributor): Policy and Politics for Nurses: Action and Change in the Workplace, Community, Government and Organizations, 1993.


    Fellow: American Academy Nursing. Member: American Nurses Association (coordinator political action committee congressional Washington since 1982, chair New York state nurses for political action 1989-1991, visiting professor government affairs 1988-1989, consultant 1990, chair political action committee 1990-1992, vice chair), Pi Lambda Theta, Kappa Delta Pi, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Richard Marshall Leavitt, May 12, 1963 (deceased). Children: Noah, David.
    • father: Joseph Jay Kline
    • mother: Rose (Greenberg) Kline
    • spouse: Richard Marshall Leavitt
    • children: Noah Leavitt
    • David Leavitt
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    Born February 28, 1942
    (age 75)