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Judith Ann Spross, American nurse, educator. Registered Nurse, Massachusetts; certified oncology nurse. Grantee Hitchcock Foundation, Hanover, 1979; Foreign Nurse Visitor fellow National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, Brussels, 1981-1982; university fellow Boston College, 1992-1995.


Spross, Judith Ann was born on January 31, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Gerald Joseph and Anne (Dugan) Spross.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Villanova University, 1974. Master of Science, Medical College Virginia, 1977. Postgraduate, Boston College, since 1992.


Staff nurse Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, Pennsylvania, 1974-1975, St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, 1976-1977, Hospice-Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, 1982-1983. Oncology clinical nurse specialist Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1977-1982. Clinical nurse specialist Clinical Center National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1983-1985, Cancer Pain Center Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1987-1989.

Assistant professor Institute Health Professions Massachusetts General Hospital, 1985-1993. Clinical specialist and program coordinator cancer rehabilitation Braintree (Massachusetts) Hospital Rehabilitation Network, since 1993. Consultant Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, 1983, Cancer Pain Program University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1990, Clinical Specialist Group Hartford (Connecticut) Hospital, 1990.


Speaker American Cancer Society, Boston, since 1985. Fellow American Academy Nursing. Member American Nurses Association, National Organization of Women, International Association Study Pain, American Pain Society, Oncology Nursing Society (nominating committee 1983-1985, congress committee 1987-1988, pain task force 1988-1990, Schering Excellence in Clinical Practice award 1985), Boston Oncology Society (president 1990-1991), Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, ice skating, walking, voice, cross country skiing.