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Kathryn J. Andress

Kathryn J. Andress, American nursing dialysis coordinator. Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, clinical transplant procurement coordinator, hemodialysis nurse. Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses (president Anchorage chapter 1987-1988), American Nephrology Nurses Association, Alaska Nurses Association (Second vice president 1991-1992), Sigma Theta Tau.

Background

  • Andress, Kathryn J. was born on May 27, 1946 in Hartley, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Paul Martin Purintun and Pearl Eleanor (Arnold) Messerer.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Allen Memorial School Nursing, Waterloo, Iowa, 1967. Bachelor of Science in Health Education, California State University, Long Beach, 1975.

    Career

    • Staff nurse University Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, 1967-1968, head nurse transplant unit, 1968-1970. Assistant head nurse Long Beach Community Hospital, 1971-1976. Hemodialysis clinical nurse specialist St. Mary's-Bauer Hospital, Long Beach, 1976-1979.

      Assistant nurse manager Providence Hospital, Anchorage, 1979-1985, dialysis supervisor, from 1981. Organ procurement coordinator-Alaska Northwest Organ Procurement Agency, Seattle, from 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, clinical transplant procurement coordinator, hemodialysis nurse.

    Politics

    The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

    Membership

    Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses (president Anchorage chapter 1987-1988), American Nephrology Nurses Association, Alaska Nurses Association (Second vice president 1991-1992), Sigma Theta Tau.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, cooking, skiing, hiking, photography.

    Connections

    • father: Paul Martin Purintun Messerer
    • mother: Pearl Eleanor (Arnold) Messerer
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    Born March 27, 1946
    Died December 6, 2001
    (aged 55)
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