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Merle Frances Poole

Merle Frances Poole was diabetes educator. Registered Nurse, Tennessee; certified diabetes educator. Named Woman of Year, Altrusa Club, 1982, Educator of the Year, Jackson Madison County General Hospital, 1991.


  • Poole, Merle Frances was born on February 1, 1940. Daughter of Edward J. and Camille (Gaiennie) Poole.

  • Education

    • Diploma, St. Joseph Hospital School Nursing, 1960. Bachelor of science in nursing, Union University, 1989.


    • Staff nurse Jackson (Tennessee) Madison County General Hospital, 1960-1976, head nurse, 1976-1983, clinical coordinator, 1983-1986, coordinator diabetes education, from 1986. Retired

      Board directors Jackson Madison County Health Department.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Tennessee. Certified diabetes educator.


    • Author of Outpatient Diabetes Education Program, 1987.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, District 6 Nurses Association (president, vice president since 1960), Area Association Diabetes Educators (secretary 1987), American Association Diabetes Educators, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Needlecrafts, reading, travel.


    • father: Edward J. Poole
    • mother: Camille (Gaiennie) Poole
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    Born February 1, 1940