Bachelor of science in nursing, Texas Christian University, 1959. MSN, Washington University, 1968. Doctor of Nursing Science, Catholic University of America, 1986.
Instructor The Catholic University of America, Washington, 1976-1984. Assistant professor Georgetown University, 1984-1987. Associate professor Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1987-2000, retired, 2000.
Education leader Professional Seminars International. Education consultant Transcultural Education Corporation. Medical committee Fort Worth Sister Cities International, Budapest, Hungary, and Bandung, Indonesia.
Member American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses' Association, American Association for History of Nursing (chairperson nominating committee, bylaws committee), Lucy Harris Linn Institute (treasurer), Sigma Theta Tau (Beta Alpha research award).
Married Vernon E. Strength, December 27, 1960. 1 child, Van E.