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nursing educator , researcher

Kathryn Elaine Barnard, American nursing educator, researcher. Recipient Lucille Petry award National League for Nursing, 1968, Martha Mae Eliot award American Association Public Health, 1983, Professorship award University Washington, 1985.


Barnard, Kathryn Elaine was born on April 16, 1938 in Omaha. Daughter of Paul and Elsa Elizabeth (Anderson) Barnard.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1960. Master of Science in Nursing, Boston University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, Seattle, 1972.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Nebraska, 1990.


Acting instructor University Nebraska, Omaha, 1960-1961, University Washington, Seattle, 1963-1965, assistant professor, 1965-1969, professor nursing, since 1972, associate dean, 1987-1992, founding director Center on Infant Mental Health and Development, since 2001, Charles and Gerda Spence Endowed Professor in Nursing, since 2002. Board directors National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, since 1980.


Chairman research committee Bureau of Community Health Services, Master of Surgery, 1987-1989. Fellow American Academy Nursing (board directors 1980-1982). Member Institute Medicine (Gustav O. Leinhard Award, 2002).

Member American Nurses Association (chairman committee 1980-1982, Jessie Scott award 1982, Nurse of Year award 1984), Society Research in Child Development (board directors 1981-1987), Sigma Theta Tau (founders award in research 1987, Episteme Award, 2003).


Paul Barnard

Elsa Elizabeth (Anderson) Barnard