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nursing educator

Sharon Ann Whelan, American nursing educator. Recipient Citizen award Medford Public School, 1962, Women Leader award Health Center Corporation/Young Men’s Christian Association, 1986; grantee Grahm Chalmers Foundation, 1986.


Whelan, Sharon Ann was born on December 6, 1944 in Owatonna, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Zenon and Mathilda (Dushek) Hincheski.


Registered Nurse diploma, St. Mary's School Nursing, Rochester, Minnesota, 1965. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College St. Thomas, 1980. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1984.

Master of Science in Health Administration, Mankato State University, 1986.


Charge nurse, in-service director, Owatonna Health Care, 1972-1974;school nurse, Medford (Minnesota) Public Schools, 1974-1977;with management staff, Owatonna City Hospital, 1965-1977;head nurse intensive care, Owatonna City Hospital, 1977-1980;associate, director patient care services, Naeve Health Care Association, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 1980-1984;nursing instructor, Austin (Minnesota) Community College, 1984-1985;senior management, director patient care services, Health Center Owatonna, since 1984. Consultant Indiana Nursing, Owatonna, since 1984, Ambulance Personnel, Owatonna, Albert Lea, 1977-1984.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Brd. directors American Heart Association, Southeastern Minnesota, 1987, People to People, Owatonna, 1986. Member Nursing Administrative Council of Health Center (board directors since 1985), American Organization Nurse Executives (staff district 1985-1987), Minnesota Nurse Executives, American Hospital Association, The Executive Female (national), Toastmasters International, Alumni Association St. Mary Clubs: Exchange (Owatonna) (fundraiser).


Married William Earl Jester, April 8, 1938 (deceased April 1977). Children: Scott Alan, Michelle Renee.

Zenon Hincheski

Mathilda (Dushek) Hincheski

William Earl Jester

Scott Alan Whelan

Michelle Renee Whelan