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Laurel Anne Ratcliff Talabere

Laurel Anne Ratcliff Talabere, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Ohio; certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center.


  • Talabere, Laurel Anne Ratcliff was born on July 30, 1940 in Okanogan, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Glenn O. and Constance (McCaslin) Ratcliff.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Connecticut, 1963. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1974. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1989.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1990.


    • Staff nurse Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, New York, 1970, instructor in-service education, 1970-1971. Instructor Columbus (Ohio) Technology Institute, 1971-1972. Graduate teaching associate Ohio State University, Columbus, 1973-1974, instructor, 1974-1977.

      Clinical nurse specialist Columbus Children's Hospital, 1974-1979. Assistant professor nursing Capital University, Columbus, 1979-1980, associate professor, 1980-1989, professor, 1989-1993. Visiting lecturer University West Indies, 1994.

      Associate dean nursing Capital University, Columbus, since 1994. Workshop leader, presenter, since 1974. Consultant Applied Nursing Consultation and Education Resources, Columbus, 1980-1984.

      Director Asthma Camp, American Lung Association Ohio, Columbus, 1987-1989. External examiner University West Indies, 1996-1998, external program reviewer, 1999. Accreditation site visitor CCNE, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Ohio. Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center.


    • Contributor articles, abstracts and book reviews to professional journals, also chapters to books.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board directors American Lung Association, Ohio, 1978-1983, 89—, committee member, 1980-1983, 89—, president-elect, since 1999. Member American Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Association (nurse researchers assembly 1978-1979, 92—, clinical nurse specialists assembly 1979-1982, human rights committee since 1993, Excellence award 1994), American Association Health Educators, Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association (board directors 1995-1997, Geraldine G. Price scholar 1984), Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Sigma Gamma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Delta.



    Walking, gardening, computers, classical music, photography.


    • Married Herbert F. Talabere, June 4, l96l. Children: Mark H., Andrew G., Deborah A.
    • father: Glenn O. Ratcliff
    • mother: Constance (McCaslin) Ratcliff
    • spouse: Herbert F. Talabere
    • children: Mark H. Talabere
    • Andrew G. Talabere
    • Deborah A. Talabere
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