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Marie Scherer Andrews

nursing educator

Marie Scherer Andrews, American nursing educator. Recipient citation National Foundation Infantile Paralysis, 1950-1959; named Nurse of Year, Archdiocesan Council Catholic Nurses, Boston, 1960; recipient 150th Anniversary medal and citation Massachusetts General Hospital, 1961; 25th Anniversary Alumnae award Boston College School Nursing, 1972.


Andrews, Marie Scherer was born on September 12, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of William Francis and Elizabeth Theresa (Fitzgerald) Scherer.


Registered Nurse, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1936. Student Simmons College, Boston, 1937-1939. Bachelor of Science in Education, Boston University, 1941, Master of Science, 1949, fellow School Nursing, 1947-1949.


1 son, William Richard.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals Co-editor Cardio-vascular Nursing, 1963-1970. 1st editor American Heart Nursing Journal, 1964-1970.


Member staff Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1936-1941, supervisor, instructor nursing and nursing education, 1937-1941, private duty nurse, 1941-1942. Member of faculty Boston College School Nursing, from 1948, professor nursing education, from 1960. Member Watertown (Massachusetts) Board Health, from 1956, secretary, 1956-1958, chairman, 1958-1962.

Member Massachusetts Board Registration in Nursing, from 1970. Trustee Metropolitan Eastern State Hospital, Boston, 1963-1970. Member American, Massachusetts (president 1958-1962, board directors from 1962) nurses associations, National League Nursing, American Red Cross Nurses Association, Northeastern Association, Bds. of Health, Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital (board directors) alumni associations, National Council Catholic Nurses, Massachusetts Catholic Women’s Guild, Massachusetts Heart Association (member executive com from 1967, chairman professional education committee), League Catholic Women, Sienna Society (honorary), Sigma Theta Tau.


Married Joseph William Andrews, February 20, 1943.

William Francis Scherer

Elizabeth Theresa (Fitzgerald) Scherer

Joseph William Andrews