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Karen Sue Burniston, American nurse. Board directors South Lake Center Mental Health, Ancilla Home Health, Inc., Chicago, 1987—1988, Hospice of Northwest Indiana, 1987—1988; Member of Indiana Organization Nurse Executives (president 1984, board directors 1989-1993, president-elect since 1994), American Organization Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau.

Background

Burniston, Karen Sue was born on May 20, 1939 in Hammond, Indiana, United States. Daughter of George Hubbard and Bette Ruth (Ambler) Burniston.

Education

Bachelor of science in nursing, Purdue University, 1974. Master of Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1976.

Career

Staff nurse Parkview Memorial Hospital, 1961—1963, 1971—1973. Physician office and operating room nurse, 1963—1967. Nurse Northwest Indiana Home Health Services, 1974.

Member faculty Michael Reese Hospital School Nursing, Chicago, 1977—1979. Assistant director nursing Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 1977—1979. Assistant administrator patient services St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond, 1980—1985, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, Indiana, 1985—1986, chief operating officer, 1986—1988.

Vice president nursing St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center, Kokomo, from 1988. Visiting associate professor Purdue University School Nursing. With Nurse Corps. United States Air Force, 1967-1971.

Membership

Board directors South Lake Center Mental Health, Ancilla Home Health, Inc., Chicago, 1987—1988, Hospice of Northwest Indiana, 1987—1988. Member of Indiana Organization Nurse Executives (president 1984, board directors 1989-1993, president-elect since 1994), American Organization Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau.