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educator , Pulmonary clinical nurse specialist

Sally Crim Tibbals, American pulmonary clinical nurse specialist, educator. Certified clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing. Named Wonder Worker, American Lung Association Oklahoma, 1978.


Tibbals, Sally Crim was born on July 24, 1944 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Daughter of William Thomas and Louise Lucille (Jones) Crim.


Diploma, St. Edward School Nursing, 1965. Respiratory nursing certified, Texas Women's University, 1974. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Oklahoma, 1979.

Master of Science in Nursing, University Oklahoma, 1982.


Evening charge nurse University Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1965-1966. Recovery room charge nurse Boca Raton (Florida) Community Hospital, 1967-1970. Director public health nurse II Mary Sand Clinic, Polk County Health Department, Winter Haven, Florida, 1971-1973.

Pulmonary nurse clinician Veterans Administration Hospital, Lake City, 1973-1976. Respiratory nurse clinician University Hospital and Clinics, Oklahoma City, 1976-1980. Research associate, pulmonary nurse clinician University Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), School Medicine, 1980-1982.

District manager healthcare services Linde Homecare Medical System, Oklahoma City, 1983-1985. Professor nursing Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) Community College, 1985-1989. Assistant professor nurse science Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, 1989-1999.

Instructor acute care Central Nervous System program University Oklahoma College Nursing, since 1999. Nurse consultant American Lung Association of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, since 1983. Consultant Southwest Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Oklahoma City, 1989-1993.

Consultant pulmonary rehabilitation Hospital Corporation of America Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahome City, since 1994. Chair professional education committee American Lung Association, Oklahoma City, 1990-1994.


  • Certified clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books.


Volunteer Better Breather's Clubs, State of Oklahoma, since 1976, facilitator family support group, 1990-1991. Volunteer, member youth board St. James Church, Oklahoma City. Member American Nurses Association, American Thoracic Society (chair symposium on home management technical dependent patient annual meeting 1986, nursing fellowship 1979), Respiratory Nursing Society, American Association Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Oklahoma Association Clinical Nurse Specialists, Sigma Theta Tau.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, reading, needlepoint.


Married Charles L. Tibbals, October 20, 1966. Twins: Brian and Christopher.

William Thomas Crim

Louise Lucille (Jones) Crim

Charles L. Tibbals