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Mary Edith Overall

Mary Edith Overall, American nurse, nursing educator and adminstrator.


  • Overall, Mary Edith was born on December 2, 1940 in Oklahoma City. Daughter of Warren Harding and Malinda (Flowers) Hudspeth.

  • Education

    • Diploma in Nursing, Mercy Hospital School Nursing, 1961. Bachelor of Science in Health Education, Oklahoma City University, 1974. Master of Science in Nursing, University Oklahoma, 1975.


    • Staff nurse, team leader Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1961—1964. Staff nurse Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1965—1969, head nurse, 1969—1972. Instructor Oklahoma State University, 1973—1974, graduate teaching assistant nursing, 1975, assistant professor graduate program, 1977—1979.

      Clinical assistant professor University Oklahoma, since 1979. Assistant chief nursing service Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1979—1982. Director nursing State Oklahoma Teaching Hospitals, Oklahoma City, 1982—1990.

      Executive assistant to Chief Executive Officer, assistant administrator O'Donoghue Rehabilitation Hospital, 1982—1990. Administrative director Prime Minister&R Skilled Nursing Home & Sports Care, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, 1990—1993. Volunteer instructor Regional Medical ProgramRegional Medical Program, Oklahoma City, 1971—1974.

      Adjunct professor health science Rose State College, Midwest City, Oklahoma, since 1984. Healthcare consultant Overall Consultant Services, since 1990. Chief operating officer NME Healthcare Campus-Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, interium Chief Executive Officer, 1993—1994.

      Clinical services coordinator Milestone Healthcare, Dallas, since 1994. Advisory committee Northern Harris College, Houston, Oklahoma State University, Technology Institute. Served as chairman, advisory to numerous committees.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Christians should seek to apply their spiritual and moral values to the political process rather than politicize the church.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    No one is less important than another, and no one can be thought of as unnecessary. Every single person is vital to God and to each of us.

    Denomination: Baptist


    God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


    Member of American Nurses Association (district 1 Second vice president 1978-1979), International Subacute HKealthcare Association (member outcomes & cost effective committee), Texas Hospital Association, Association Rehabilitation Nurses (president Southeast chapter 1994, vice chair gerontology committee), Midwest Alliance Nursing (governor board 1985-1986), Health Sciences Center Nursing Administrators Council, Oklahoma Association Nursing Education & Service Administrators, Oklahoma Nursing Network, National Black Nurses Association (president 1975-1977), National Society Nursing Service Administrators, American Hospital Association, National League Nursing, Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, Houston Area Parkinson Society (board director), American Heart Association (board directors since 1979, executive committee secretary 1979-1980, Service Citation award 1983), American Association Critical Care Nurses (president 1982-1984), Beta Delta, Sigma Thta Tau.



    Gardening, swimming, reading.


    • Married Billy J. Overall, May 28, 1960. Children: Michael D., Alesia G., James W., Edie J.
    • father: Warren Harding Hudspeth
    • mother: Malinda (Flowers) Hudspeth
    • spouse: Billy J. Overall
    • children: Michael D. Overall
    • Alesia G. Overall
    • James W. Overall
    • Edie J. Overall
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    Born December 2, 1940