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Clare Anita Houseman Edit Profile

Clare Anita Houseman, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania. Decorated General Thomas J. Stewart medal Army National Guard, 1977.


Houseman, Clare Anita was born on February 28, 1948 in Cheverly, Maryland, United States. Daughter of Anthony Burnell and Phyllis Lavinia (Butler) Woodell.


Student, Mary Washington College, 1968. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Virginia, 1970. Master of Nursing with honors, University Florida, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1985.


From staff to head nurse, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, 1970-1971;instructor, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1972-1973;therapist, Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services of Chester County, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1974-1975;unit administrator, Human Services, Inc., West Chester, 1975-1977;from instructor to associate professor School Nursing, Old Dominion U., Norfolk, Virginia, since 1978;director graduate program, Old Dominion U., Norfolk, Virginia, since 1987. Consultant Human Resource Institute, Norfolk, 1978-1981, Community Mental Health, Norfolk, 1981, 84-87. Therapist Psychiatric Associations Tidewater, Norfolk, 1983-1988, Psychiatric Associations Chesapeake, 1988-1990, Old Dominion U., Clinical Practice Ctr, 1988-1992, Avery Finney Associations, since 1992.


Member education committee Cancer Network, Norfolk, 1974-1980. Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve, since 1976. Member American Nurses Association (certified clinical specialist in psychiatric nursing committee 1980-1981), Virginia Society Professional Nurses (board directors since 1986), American Orthopsychiat.

Association, Mental Health Association (board directors 1983-1984), Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi (officer public relations 1985-1986, 88-89, president since 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, interior design.


Married David L. Houseman, June 7, 1969 (divorced 1976). Married Igor Magier, December 26, 1980. 1 child, Gregory Ian Magier.