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Helen Irene Blanton, American emergency nurse practitioner. Decorated Bronze Star Vietnam Cross Gallantry, Vietnam Civic Action medal, Army Achievement medal, Achievement award Surgeon General.


Blanton, Helen Irene was born on March 12, 1946 in Maryville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of William Justian and Emily Irene (Hendry) Blanton.


Diploma, St. Mary's School Nursing, Knoxville, 1967. Bachelor of Science,, University Maryland, 1977. Bachelor of Science, University Southern California, 1979.

Master of Arts, Webster College, 1981. Master of Arts, Webster University, 1984.


Staff nurse operating room University Tennessee Hospital, 1967—1968. Supervisor operating room Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, New Mexico, since 1993. Staff nurse to supervisor hospitals United States Army, Vietnam, 1968—1980, Germany, 1968—1980.

Assistant chief nursing service Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, Illinois, 1981—1983. Supervisor operating room Shiprock Indian Hospital, New Mexico, 1990—1993. Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve.

Adjunct prostaff nurse operating room University Tennessee Hospf. Surgical Technology Program, Triton College Reserve Department Sheriff, Lake County, Illinois.


Member of Emergency Room Nurses (cert member), Advisory Trauma Care Nurses, Trauma Nurse Core Corse, Association Quality Assurance Professionals, Illinois Trauma Nurse Specialists, American Nurses Association, Association Advancement Medical Instrumentation, Association Operating Room Nurses (certified member), Association Military Surgeons United States, Reserve Officers Association (life).