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Myrna Rae Pickard, American dean. President Texas League for Nursing, 1986-1989; board managers Tarrant County Hospital District, since 1995; trustee Columbia Plaza Medical Board, since 1992. Fellow American Academy Nursing; member American Nurses Association, National League Nursing, National Rural Health Association (board directors, treasurer 1990-1992), Sigma Theta Tau, secretary Center Rural Health Initiatives, Austin Texas, since 1997.

Background

Pickard, Myrna Rae was born on October 10, 1935 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States. Daughter of George Wallace and Ellie (Williams) Swindell.

Education

Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Texas Wesleyan College, 1957. Master of Education, Texas Wesleyan College, 1964. Master of Science, Texas Women's University, 1974.

Doctor of Education, Nova University, 1976.

Career

Instructor, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, 1956-1958;public health nurse, Forest County Health Department, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1958-1960;assistant nurse administration, John Peter Smith Hospital School Nursing, Fort Worth, 1960-1970;nurse administrator, John Peter Smith Hospital School Nursing, Fort Worth, 1970-1973;associate dean, dean, University Texas System School Nursing, Fort Worth, 1971-1976;dean, University Texas School Nursing, Arlington, 1976-1995;professor nursing, 1976-1998;director Rural Health Outreach, University Texas, Arlington, since 1998. Consultant in field; advising committee Rural Health Research Center, U. North Dakota, 1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Journal Rural Health, 1985-1992, 94. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapter in book.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

Views

All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.

Membership

President Texas League for Nursing, 1986-1989. Board managers Tarrant County Hospital District, since 1995. Trustee Columbia Plaza Medical Board, since 1992.

Fellow American Academy Nursing. Member American Nurses Association, National League Nursing, National Rural Health Association (board directors, treasurer 1990-1992), Sigma Theta Tau, secretary Center Rural Health Initiatives, Austin Texas, since 1997.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging; gardening.

Connections

Married Bobby Ray Pickard, May 17, 1957. 1 child, Bobby Dale.

father:
George Wallace Swindell

mother:
Ellie (Williams) Swindell

spouse:
Bobby Ray Pickard

child:
Bobby Dale Pickard