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Sharon Price Aadalen

Sharon Price Aadalen, American nursing educator, researcher. Registered Nurse Minnesota.


  • Aadalen, Sharon Price was born on June 26, 1940 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Daughter of Trevor Alaric Pryce and Beatrice (Dinsmore) Price.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1962. Bachelor of science in nursing, Western Reserve University, 1967. Master of Science in Public Health, University Minnesota, 1979.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University Minnesota, 1983.


    • Staff nurse public health Visiting Nurse Association, Roxbury District, Boston, 1964—1965. Staff and charge nurse Lakeside Hospital, University Hospitals, Cleveland, 1965—1966. Staff and charge nurse neurological rehabilitation Benjamin Rose Hospital, University Hospitals, 1966.

      Staff nurse coronary rehabilitation, coronary Intensive Care Unit Mount Sinai Hospital, Minneapolis, 0194—1976. Instructor School Nursing State University of New York-Plattsburgh, 1967—1969, School Public Health, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1979—1982, adjunct faculty, 1982—1986. Adjunct assistant professor maternal child health program School Public Health, since 1986.

      Adjunct assistant professor School Nursing, since 1986. Community faculty member nursing education program Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, since 1986. Principal investigator Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center, 1978—1985.

      Director nursing education and research United Hospital, St. Paul, since 1985. Consultant division nursing and health science management Minot State College, North Dakota, 1982. Workshop coordinator department family social science University Minnesota, St. Paul., 1983.

      Instructor school nurse achievement program University Colorado, 1983. Member maternal and child health external grants review committee Minnesota Department Health, 1983. Board directors, executive committee Midwest Alliance in Nursing, 1982—1983.

      Member task force Governor's White House Conference on Family Stress and Work, 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Minnesota.


    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 1969—1973. Speakers bureau Minnesota affiliate American Heart Association, 1975—1977. Member allocation and evaluation panels United Way Minneapolis, 1983—1986.

    Member Council of Ministers. Vice president Edina Community Lutheran Church, 1983—1984. Member Citizens League, since 1979.

    Member subcommittee Citizens Advisory Task Force on Education, Edina, 1975—1977. Member State Community Health Service Advisory Committee, 1985—1986. Member of University Minnesota Alumni Association, World Futures Society, Minnesota Mental Health Association, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Twin Cities Association Nurse Executives, Minnesota Association Nurse Executives, American Association Nurse Executives, American Association Adult and Continuing Education, Minnesota Public Health Association, American Public Health Association, Minnesota Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Richard Jerome Aadalen, July 27, 1963. Children: Richard Andrew, Kirk Jeremy, Lora Elizabeth.
    • father: Trevor Alaric Pryce Price
    • mother: Beatrice (Dinsmore) Price
    • spouse: Richard Jerome Aadalen
    • children: Richard Andrew Aadalen
    • Kirk Jeremy Aadalen
    • Lora Elizabeth Aadalen
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