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nursing educator

Joan C. Engebretson, American nursing educator.


Engebretson, Joan C. was born on November 12, 1943 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Evan A. and Anona J. (Olson) Engebretson.


Bachelor of science in nursing, St. Olaf College, 1965. Master of Science, Texas Woman's University, 1979. Doctor of Public Health, University Texas, Houston, 1992.


Public health nurse Alameda Health Department, Oakland, California, 1965-1967, Martha Elliot Health Center, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 1970-1973. Nurse educator-coordinator St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Brighton, 1973-1974. Assistant professor University St. Thomas, Houston, 1980-1985, University Texas Health Science Center School Nursing, Houston, since 1985.

Presenter in field; prenatal educator McGregor Clinic, 1985-1989. Speaker local synagogues, hospitals, clinics.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Maternal, Neonatal and Women's Health Nursing, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Advisor March of Dimes, Houston, 1985-1987, member nursing symposium planning committee, 1984-1988, member publication and media review committee, 1984, member education committee. Advisor American Red Cross, Houston, 1982-1984. Member advisory board Houston's Aid in Neonatal Death, since 1988.

Member Task Force in Family Violence, 1988-1990, Southwest Houston Community Health Task Force. Chair Parent-Child Community Coalition, since 1990. Member Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Public Health Association, Texas Perinatal Association, AHNA, National Association Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, American Association Anthropology, Southern Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau (chair eligibility committee Eta Phi chapter).


Married David R. Cohen, November 3, 1973. Children: Andrew, Adam, Ethan.

Evan A. Engebretson

Anona J. (Olson) Engebretson

David R. Cohen

Andrew Engebretson

Adam Engebretson

Ethan Engebretson