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Glynis Johns Laing

Glynis Johns Laing, American nurse, researcher. Registered Nurse, Ohio. Named Cuyahoga County Nurse of Hope American Cancer Society, 1989-1991.


Laing, Glynis Johns was born on September 8, 1949 in Cleveland. Daughter of Garfield and Shirley Mae (Jones) Johns.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Kent State University, 1974. Master of Arts, Kent State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Women's University, Denton, 1983.


From staff nurse to assistant head nurse Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, 1974-1976. Instructor Huron Road Hospital, 1977-1979. Assistant professor nursing Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, 1984.

From director of hospice to director program development Lutheran Medical Center, Cleveland, 1985-1992. Program manager Cancer Service, St. Joseph's Hospital, Lorain, Ohio, 1992-1994. Manager education Research and Development Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1995-1997.

With Kent (Ohio) State University School Nursing, since 1997. Member Congressional Task Force on Breast and Prostate Cancer in Northeast Ohio, since 1994. Presenter in in field.


Member special task force American Cancer Society, Cleveland, since 1985. Member American Nurses Association, American Cancer Society (board directors since 1992, chair nursing education committee 1992-1993), National League Nursing, Ohio Hospice Organization (board directors 1986-1988), Eta Sigma Gamma (Distinguished Service award 1980), Sigma Theta Tau (Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award examiner since 1996).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: biking, reading, skiing.


Married David Allen Laing, June 12, 1971. Children: Steven Paul, Jeffrey Michael.