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Sue Porter Heiney

Sue Porter Heiney, American psychosocial oncology nurse. Named Outstanding Alumnus, University South Carolina College Nursing, 1990; recipient Excellence in Practice award South Carolina Hospital Association, 1992, 93, Joan Ashley Fifick Memorial lectureship, 1997.

Background

  • Heiney, Sue Porter was born on March 23, 1950 in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Garvin Edward and Effie Elizabeth (Anderson) Porter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University South Carolina, 1979. Minnesota, University South Carolina, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University South Carolina, 1998.

    Career

    • Charge nurse Roper Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina, 1971-1972, Greenville (South Carolina) General Hospital, 1972-1973, Baptist Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina, 1973-1975, head nurse, 1975-1979. Staff nurse Richland Memorial Hospital, 1979-1981, clinical nurse specialist, 1981-1983, Children's Hospital Center for Cancer, Columbia, 1983-1993. Manager psychological oncology South Carolina Cancer Center, Palmetto Health, since 1993.

    Works

    • Past member editorial board Oncology Nursing Forum. Member editorial board Children's Health Care, Journal Psychosocial Oncology. Author: Zig the Pig Goes to School, 2004.

    Politics

    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

    Religion

    Baptism should be administered to those who can understand the Christian faith and the true meaning of the rite.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Christianity is not merely a list or rules of what one can and cannot do, but rather a means to develop a close relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy of Nursing. Member American Nurses Association, Association Pediatric Oncology Nurses (secretary 1987-1988, president-elect 1988-1989, president 1989-1991, past president 1991-1992), American Cancer Society (national nursing advisory committee 1989-1992, Lane W. Adams award 1991), Oncology Nursing Society (Mara Mohensen Flaherty Memorial lecturer 1995, national research committee 1993-1998), Sigma Theta Tau (Media award 1989, Founders award 1991).

    Personality

    Interests

    Hiking, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Michael Vincent Heiney, May 21, 1949. Children: Elizabeth Porter, Amanda Jean.
    • father: Garvin Edward Porter
    • mother: Effie Elizabeth (Anderson) Porter
    • spouse: Michael Vincent Heiney
    • children: Elizabeth Porter Heiney
    • Amanda Jean Heiney
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    Born March 23, 1950
    (age 67)
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