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Gail Ann Harkness, American Nursing researcher, educator ( hlth: hlth. service, Educated)nursing researcher, educator. Recipient National Research Service award Department of Health and Human Services, 1977-1980; nurse traineeship grantee Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1961-1962; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical nurse scholar U. Rochester School Nursing, 1983-1985.

Background

Harkness, Gail Ann was born on March 14, 1939 in Rochester, New York, United States. Daughter of Elmore Gibson Harkness and Doris (Wood) Harkness Kerbs.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, U. Rochester, 1961, M.S.in Nursing, 1963. Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Public Hygiene, University of Illinois, 1981.

Career

Instructor Norfolk General Hospital School Nursing, Virginia, 1963-1964. Instructor pediatrics Portsmouth General Hospital, Virginia, 1965. Instructor medical-surgical nursing Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, 1966-1968;administrative assistant Reading Hospital School Nursing, Pennsylvania, 1969-1972.

Associate professor medical-surgical nursing Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, 1972-1985. Research fellow U. Rochester School Nursing, New York, 1983-1985. Associate professor, acting department chairman research and doctoral studies Boston University School Nursing, 1985-1987, director New England Deaconess Hosp.Ctr. for Nursing Research, 1987^, Boston.

Membership

Board directors Health Systems Agency, 1978—1983. President, 1980—1982. Board directors Visiting Nurses Association Aurora, Illinois, 1979—1983.

Member of Massachusetts Nurses Association (board directors 1979-1983), Council Nurse Researchers, American Nurses Association (cabinet on nursing education 1980-1986), Delta Omega, Sigma Theta Tau.

Connections

Children: Michael D., Karen L. Merrill.