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Barbara Ann Ahern

Barbara Ann Ahern, American nursing educator, vocational school educator. Registered Nurse, Massachusetts. Fellow Institute Critical and Creative Thinking in Sciences, 1982, Donahue Institute for Governor Services, 1989; recipient Exemplary Teacher award Order of Demolay.

Background

  • Ahern, Barbara Ann was born on September 11, 1940 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Bernard Francis and Alice Marion (Signor) Forand.

  • Education

    • Registered Nurse, St. Vincent Hospital School Nursing, 1961. Bachelor of Science, Emmanuel College, 1975. Master of Education, Boston State College, 1982.

      MSN, Anna Maria College, 1986.

    Career

    • Operating room nurse Tufts-N.E. Medical Center, Boston, 1961-1963. Research/open heart nurse Harvard Medical School, 1963-1966. Special care nurse Massachusetts General Peter Bent Hospital, 1966-1975.

      Mental health coordinator Middlesex County Hospital, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1975-1977. Crisis counselor Billerica (Massachusetts) High School, 1978-1979. Instructor health technical Shawsheen Valley Technology High School, Billerica, 1977-1986, chairman, department, coordinator health services, 1986-1994.

      Program director School Practical Nursing Shawsheen Valley School Practical Nursing, since 1994, director vocational-technical education, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Massachusetts.

    Works

    • Author curriculum in field.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member National Education Association, Massachusetts Teachers Association Shawsheen Teachers Association (executive committee 1983-1985, 93, secretary 1985-1986, negotiating committee), Massachusetts Vocational Association (secretary-treasurer health occupational division 1984-1987, drama advisor 1992-1995), Massachusetts Vocational Leadership Association, Psi Chi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, golf, tennis, writing, sailing.

    Connections

    • Married Ronald Joseph Ahern, August 7, 1965. Children: Stephen Patrick, Deborah Louise.
    • father: Bernard Francis Forand
    • mother: Alice Marion (Signor) Forand
    • spouse: Ronald Joseph Ahern
    • children: Stephen Patrick Ahern
    • Deborah Louise Ahern
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    Born September 11, 1940
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