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Barbara Ann Ahern, American Nursing educator, vocational school educator. Registered Nurse, Massachusetts. Fellow Institute Critical and Creative Thinking in Sciences, 1982, Donahue Institute for Governor Superior vena cava syndrome, 1989; recipient Exemplary Teacher award Order of Demolay.


Ahern, Barbara Ann was born on September 11, 1940 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Bernard Francis and Alice Marion (Signor) Forand.


Registered Nurse, St. Vincent Hospital School Nursing, 1961. Bachelor of Science, Emmanuel College, 1975. Master of Education, Boston State College, 1982.

MSN, Anna Maria College, 1986.


Oper. room nurse, Tufts-N.E. Medical Center, Boston, 1961-1963;research/open heart nurse, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1963-1966;special care nurse, Massachusetts General Peter Bent Hospital, Boston, 1966-1975;mental health coordinator, Middlesex County Hospital, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1975-1977;crisis counselor, Billerica (Massachusetts) High School, 1978-1979;instructor health technical, Shawsheen Valley Technology High School, Billerica, since 1979;chairman, department, coordinator health services, Shawsheen Valley Technology High School, Billerica, since 1986;program director School Practical Nursing, Shawsheen Valley School Practical Nursing, since 1994.


Member National Education Association, Massachusetts Teachers Association Shawsheen Teachers Association (Executive Committee 1983-1985, 93, secretary 1985-1986, negotiating committee), Massachusetts Vocational Association (secretary-treasurer health occupational division 1984-1987, drama advisor since 1992), Massachusetts Vocational Leadership Association, Psi Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, golf, tennis, writing, sailing.


Married Ronald Joseph Ahern, August 7, 1965. Children: Stephen Patrick, Deborah Louise.