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Laurel Anne Ratcliff Talabere, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse, Ohio; certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Talabere, Laurel Anne Ratcliff was born on July 30, 1940 in Okanogan, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Glenn O. and Constance (McCaslin) Ratcliff.


Bachelor of Science, University Connecticut, 1963. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1974. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1990.


Staff nurse Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, New York, 1970, instructor in-service education, 1970-1971. Instructor Columbus (Ohio) Technology Institute, 1971-1972. Graduate teaching associate Ohio State University, Columbus, 1973-1974, instructor, 1974-1977.

Clinical nurse specialist Columbus Children's Hospital, 1974-1979. Assistant professor nursing Capital University, Columbus, 1979-1980, associate professor, 1980-1989, professor, 1989-1993. Visiting lecturer University West Indies, 1994.

Associate dean nursing Capital University, Columbus, since 1994. Workshop leader, presenter, since 1974. Consultant Applied Nursing Consultation and Education Resources, Columbus, 1980-1984.

Director Asthma Camp, American Lung Association Ohio, Columbus, 1987-1989. External examiner University West Indies, 1996-1998, external program reviewer, 1999. Accreditation site visitor CCNE, since 1999.


Board directors American Lung Association, Ohio, 1978-1983, 89—, committee member, 1980-1983, 89—, president-elect, since 1999. Member American Nurses Association, Ohio Nurses Association (nurse researchers assembly 1978-1979, 92—, clinical nurse specialists assembly 1979-1982, human rights committee since 1993, Excellence award 1994), American Association Health Educators, Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association (board directors 1995-1997, Geraldine G. Price scholar 1984), Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Sigma Gamma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Walking, gardening, computers, classical music, photography.


Married Herbert F. Talabere, June 4, l96l. Children: Mark H., Andrew G., Deborah A.