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Nursing educator

Maria Luisa Zúñiga, Chilean nursing educator. Certified in gerontology 1982. Named Exchange Student, American Nurses Association, 1960. Member of Epsilon Chapter (Kalamazoo), Michigan Society Gerontology, American Public Health Association, Michigan League Nursing, National League Nursing, Alpha Iota, Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

Background

Zúñiga, Maria Luisa was born on November 11, 1935 in Santiago, Chile. Arrived in United States, 1964, naturalized, 1973. Son of Manuel M. and Luisa J. (Gutierrez) Arriagada.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Catholic University Santiago, 1957. Postgraduate, University Chile School Public Health, 1964. Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964.

Master of Arts with honors, Western Michigan University, 1977.

Career

Nursing supervisor employee's clinic International Petroleum Company Barrancabermeja, Colombia, 1958—1960. Instructor medical-surgical Catholic University Santiago, 1960—1964. Instructor orthopedics Borgess Hospital School Nursing, Kalamazoo, 1968—1969.

Instructor community health nursing Nazareth (Michigan) College, 1969—1976, assistant professor fundamentals nursing, 1977—1990, associate professor, 1982—1991. Associate professor emeritus, since 1992. Member Visiting Nurses Home Care, since 1994.

Member advisory board gerontology Western Michigan University. Appointed member Kalamazoo County Commission Aging.

Achievements

  • Certified in gerontology 1982.

Membership

Member of Epsilon Chapter (Kalamazoo), Michigan Society Gerontology, American Public Health Association, Michigan League Nursing, National League Nursing, Alpha Iota, Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

Connections

Married Robert Zuniga Zúñiga, March 20, 1965. Children: Maria Luisa, Roberto Manuel.

father:
Manuel M. Arriagada

mother:
Luisa J. (Gutierrez) Arriagada

spouse:
Robert Zuniga Zúñiga

child:
Maria Luisa Zúñiga

child:
Roberto Manuel Zúñiga