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Imogene Stewart Rigdon, American nursing educator, associate dean. Certified clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing American Nurses Association.


Rigdon, Imogene Stewart was born on April 2, 1937 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Daughter of George Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Byrne) Stewart.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Marillac College, 1961. MSN, Catholic University America, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Utah, 1985.


Assistant director nursing, St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1974-1976;regional teaching nurse III, Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainsville, Florida, 1977-1978;assistant professor, U. Florida, Gainsville, 1978-1982;teaching fellow, U. Utah College Nursing, Salt Lake City, 1983-1985;clinical specialist, U. Hospital, Salt Lake City, 1985;assistant professor, U. Utah College Nursing, Salt Lake City, 1985-1987;volunteer auxiliary faculty, associate professor, U. Utah College Nursing, Salt Lake City, 1987-1995;dean, associate professor, St. Mark's Westminster School Nursing, Salt Lake City, 1987-1995;associate dean for academic affairs, associate professor, U. Utah College Nursing, Salt Lake City, since 1996. Member Advanced Practice task force, since 1990, Utah Nursing Resoources task force, 1988-1990, Utah Stat Be. Regents' commission on Nursing Education, 1988-1989, Psychiat-Metnal health Nursing Conference Group.

Member Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Advisory Committee to the State Board Nursing, 1986-1989. Member Intermountatin Health Care Home Health Avenue Committee, 1988. Group leader grief education groups Holy Cross Grief Center and the Sharing Place, 1990-1995.


Board member Holy Cross Bereavement Program Advisory Council, 1989-1994. Member Utah Committee for American-Soviet Relations, since 1988. Board trustees Widowed Persons Service, since 1995.

Chair Salt Lake County Alcohol & Drug Planning Allocation Council, since 1994. Captain United States Air Force Reserve, 1972-1982. Member American Association of University Women, American Association Colleges Nursing, National League Nursing, American Orthopsychiatric Association, Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing, Council Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Utah Nurses' Association (Utah health agenda task force 1988-1989, governor board 1986-1989, district 1 treasurer 1985-1987), Mental Health Association, Sierra Club, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Sigma Theta Tau (Kappa chapter, Iota Iota chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: guitar playing, cross country skiing, gardening, walking.


Married Michael Allen Rigdon, November 1, 1973. 1 child, Mary Lisa.