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Rosemary Benford Ryan

Rosemary Benford Ryan, American nurse, educator. Registered Nurse. Recipient Letter of Commendation, Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1979, Special Advancement award, 1979, 1983.


  • Ryan, Rosemary Benford was born on March 3, 1946 in Lynch, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Patrick A. and Elizabeth (Benford) Ryan.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Nursing, Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1967. Bachelor of science in nursing, Duquesne University, 1970. MSN, University Colorado, 1973.

      Postgraduate, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1983.


    • Staff nurse Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, 1967—1968, assistant instructor, 1971—1972, United States federal trainee, 1972—1973. Assistant professor University Nebraska, Omaha, 1973—1976. Clinical nurse specialist Veterans Administration Medical Center, Topeka, 1976—1978, medical-surgical, acute care nursing supervisor Kansas City, Missouri, 1978—1984, assistant chief nursing service Omaha, since 1984.

      Adjunct assistant professor University Kansas College Health Sciences, 1981—1984.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Myasthenic Gravis Foundation, Kansas City, 1983—1984. Member of National, State and District Nurses Association (director, chairman state by-laws, member recruitment committee, district by-laws chairman), Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital Alumnae Association, Manpower, Education and Training, American Society Health, Student Nurses Association Pennsylvania (graduate advisor 1967-1968), National League Nursing, American Women's and Business Club, Sigma Theta Tau (Leadership award).


    • father: Patrick A. Ryan
    • mother: Elizabeth (Benford) Ryan
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    Born March 3, 1946
    (age 71)