Student, City University of New York, 1949—1951. Bachelor of science in nursing, Cornell University, 1954. MSN, University Pennsylvania, 1965.
Doctor of Education, University Pennsylvania, 1980.
Instructor school nursing University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1965-1969. Assistant professor nursing Atlantic Community College, Mays Landing, New Jersey, 1969-1974. Coordinator nursing program Stockton State College, Pomona, 1974-1981.
Director, Carolyn F. Rupert professor nursing School of Nursing, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 1981-1986. Dean School Nursing Georgetown University, Washington, 1986-1992, professor, 1992-1996, professor emeritus, from 1996. Visiting professor University Maryland, 1996—2000.
Adjunct professor Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, from 1997.
Member American Nurses Association, American Association Colleges of Nursing (board directors 1988-1990), National League for Nursing (board of review), American Association for History of Nursing, Cosmos Club, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Arthur E. Woolley Junior, September 11, 1954. Children: Mariel Therese, Mark Stephen, Peter James, Jane Frances.