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Cathy Dickinson Jennings

Cathy Dickinson Jennings, American critical care nurse. Registered Nurse, Virginia; certified medical-surgical clinical nurse specialist; certified nurse case manager. Tuition Merit scholar Duke University, 1981.


Jennings, Cathy Dickinson was born on October 24, 1958 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Paul William and Minnie (Guill) Dickinson.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Radford University, 1980. Master of Science in Nursing, Duke University, 1982. Postgraduate, Duke University, 1982.


Charge/staff nurse medical-surgical Lewis-Gale Hospital, Inc., Salem, Virginia, 1980-1981. Clinical nurse specialist Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospitals, 1983-1996. Clinical nurse specialist/case manager Carilion Health Systems, since 1996.

Clinical faculty Radford (Virginia) University, clinical faculty graduate program University Virginia, Charlottesville. Presenter in field of cardiac surgery.


Member education and community programs committee Virginia state affiliate American Heart Association, since 1988, board directors Roanoke Valley division, since 1984, vice chairman, since 1998, chair medical and community programs committee Roanoke Valley division, 1985-1992. Member Mended Hearts of the Roanoke Valley. Church pianist and organist.

Director children's choirs. Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, Virginia Nurses Association, Virginia Council Clinical Nurse Specialists, Patient Education Consortium Southwest Virginia, Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta (honor fellow graduate study 1981).


Married Thomas Rush Jennings, May 31, 1986.