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educator , clinical nurse specialist

Deborah Kaye Richardson, American Clinical nurse specialist, educator. Certified advanced practice nurse Recipient Professional Growth award Houston Baptist U., 1974; named Outstanding Nurse Texas Nurses Association District 9; named to Notable Women of Texas. Member Woodland Heights Association, Houston, since 1991. Member Oncology Nurses Society, National Association Vascular Access Network, Phi Theta Kappa.


Richardson, Deborah Kaye was born on March 31, 1953 in Tyler, Texas, United States. Daughter of Clarence Bruce and thelma Lee (McCarty) Richardson.


Bachelor of Science, Houston Baptist University, 1975. Bachelor of science in nursing, Texas Womans University, Houston, 1983. Master of Science, Texas Womans University, Houston, 1995.


Hospital aide, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1979-1980;infusion therapy technician, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1980-1983;clinician, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1983-1988;assistant nurse manager, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1988-1991;clinical instructor, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1991-1995;clinician IV, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1994-1996;clinical nurse specialist, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, since 1996. Coordinator infusion therapy program Twelve Oak Hospital, Houston, 1990, outreach PICCS program, since 1986.


  • Certified advanced practice nurse.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journal,and consultant for IV Therapy books.


Member Association Vascular Access (journals committee, since 1998, chair, 2004-2005, publication chair, 2005-2006, Suzanne Herbst award 2006), Woodland Heights Association, Phi Theta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: camping, fishing, cooking.


Clarence Bruce Richardson

Thelma Lee (McCarty) Richardson