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Claudia Bess Waits Edit Profile

Claudia Bess Waits, American administrative nurse. Registered Nurse Texas Eastern School Nursing, 1965; licensed nursing home administrator. Member of American Health Education Council, South Carolina Forum of Nursing Organizations, South Carolina Nurses Association, Central Council Nurses Long-Term Care (president 1979-1980, 1984-1985, state vice president 1980-1981, member executive board since 1979), American Nurses Association.

Background

Waits, Claudia Bess was born on September 22, 1943 in Tyler, Texas, United States. Daughter of Tommie Houston and Alma (Olive) McKay.

Education

Student, Tyler Junior College, 1962—1964. Grad, Park College, 1984.

Career

Director nursing service Medical Surgical Clinic, Tyler, 1965—1966, Southern Heritage Retirement Home, Palestine, Texas, 1967—1968. Relief supervisor Intensive Care Unit, Medical Center Hospital, Tyler, 1969—1970. In-service education Augusta, Georgia, 1971.

Director nursing service Rikard Nursing Home, Lexington, South Carolina, 1976—1981. Director inservice education, relief administrator Forest Hills Nursing Center, Columbia, South Carolina, 1981—1983. Director nursing services Capitol Convalescent Center, Columbia, 1983—1986.

Administrator Richland Convalescent Center, Columbia, since 1986. Owner operator Southern Heritage, Inc., since 1983. Member Cub Scout den mother council Boy Scouts American, 1971—1974.

Religion

In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member of American Health Education Council, South Carolina Forum of Nursing Organizations, South Carolina Nurses Association, Central Council Nurses Long-Term Care (president 1979-1980, 1984-1985, state vice president 1980-1981, member executive board since 1979), American Nurses Association.

Connections

Married Buford Benjamin Waits, March 17, 1978. Children: Jason Fortenberry, Joel Fortenberry, Amy Fortenberry.