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Melodie Ann Olson

Melodie Ann Olson, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Illinois.


  • Olson, Melodie Ann was born on December 5, 1941 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Melvin Richard and Gwenyth (Hills) Olson.

  • Education

    • Diploma in nursing, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, 1963. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Illinois, Chicago, 1966. MSN, DePaul University, 1970.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1982.


    • Staff nurse Illinois Masonic Hospital, 1963-1965, VA research Hospital, Chicago, 1965-1966. Nursing educator Lutheran School Nursing, Madang, Papua-New Guinea, 1969-1975. Associate professor nursing San Antonio College, 1975-1983, Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, since 1983.

      Secretary South Carolina Board Nursing, 1993-1994, delegate national council, 1993, 97, president 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Illinois.


    • Author 1 book, 6 chapters, over 30 articles.


    Coordinator in-service education for home health aides Senior Citizens Center, since 1984. Member American Nurses Association (delegate national convention house of deals 1988-1992), South Carolina Nurses Assj. (board directors, chairman cabinet on nursing education 1987-1990, chairman council continuing education 1986), Carolinas Health Ministry Association, Sigma Theta Tau (research committee Gamma Omicron chapter 1987, chairman nonimating committee 1989).


    • father: Melvin Richard Olson
    • mother: Gwenyth (Hills) Olson
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    Born December 5, 1941
    (age 75)