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Patricia Anne Vreeland Bredenberg, American adult nurse practitioner, consultant. Registered Nurse, New York, Maine.


Bredenberg, Patricia Anne Vreeland was born on March 8, 1939 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Raymond and Jeanette (Metzger) Vreeland.


Diploma in nursing, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1959. Bachelor of science in nursing, Johns Hopkins University, 1965. MSN, University Maryland, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1991.


Staff nurse operating room, Stanford-Palo Alto (California) Hospital, 1961-1963;head nurse operating room, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1963-1964;supervisor thoracic team, U. Maryland. Hospital, Baltimore, 1965-1968;co-director nurse practitioner program, State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, 1973-1977;nurse practitioner coordinator, Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, 1978-1989;independent consultant, health assessment, intervention and instruction management, Portland, Maine., since 1991;geriatric nurse practitioner, Mercy Hospital Primary Care, Portland, Maine. President Expanded Role Nurses, Syracuse, 1985-1986.


Active local political campaigns. Democratic delegate, Maine, 1992. Member American Nurses Association (certified nurse practitioner), National Organization of Women, Maine Breast Cancer Coalition (secretary), Maine Nurses Association, Coalition Nurse Practitioners, American Academy Nurse Practitioners (regional representative), Maine Appalachian Club, Sierra Club, Greenpeace.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, camping, hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing.


Married Carl E. Bredenberg Junior, May 31, 1967. Children: Carl Eric, Linnea.