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Delores Christina Schoen, American nurse educator. Registered Nurse, Illinois, California, Hawaii, Maryland; certified gerontological nurse. American Cancer Society scholar, 1956-1959; recipient National Volunteer Service award Arthritis Foundation, 1983, Book of the Year award American Journal Nursing, 1986.


Schoen, Delores Christina was born on May 8, 1938 in Wentworth, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Mason Oliver and Opal Margaret (Priest) Harmon.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Drury College, 1967. Master of Science, San Francisco State University, 1974. MSN, University Indiana, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1980.


Operating room supervisor, Burge Protestant Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, 1966-1967;evening supervisor, 861st Medical Group Hospital, Glasgow Air Force Base, Montana, 1967-1968;instructor, chair junior year curriculum, St. Joseph School of Nursing, San Francisco, 1968-1973;instructor, curriculum coordinator School of Nursing, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, 1973-1974;member nursing faculty, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois, 1974-1989;associate professor School of Nursing, U. Maryland., Baltimore, 1989-1991;professor department nursing, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1991;director of graduate studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, since 1992.


  • Registered Nurse, Illinois, California, Hawaii, Maryland. Certified gerontological nurse.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Nursing Process in Orthopaedics, 1986. Contributing editor: OPCARE Volume 1 Musculoskeletal Structure and Function, 1987, OPCARE Volume 2 Reconstructive Joint Procedures, 1987, OPCARE Volume 3 Trauma/Functional Management, 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Member editorial board Journal Orthopaedic Nursing, 1982-1989.


Coordinator cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for community members, Champaign, 1975. Member advisory board Home and Health Care Professionals Inc., Thomasboro, Illinois, Champaign, 1988-1989. Board directors Champaign County Branch Arthritis Foundation, Champaign, 1975-1985, chair board directors, 1981-1983, National Science Foundation Field Center, Champaign, 1980-1984.

Member American Nurses Association, National Association Orthopaedic Nurses (task force on graduate and undergraduate curriculum 1986-1989, chair research committee 1987-1989, vice president 1991-1993, president since 1994), Illinois Nurses Association (commission on nursing research 1987-1989), National League for Nursing, Population Association American.


Married Robert Schoen, March 25, 1967.

Mason Oliver Harmon

Opal Margaret (Priest) Harmon

Robert Schoen