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Shirley M. Atkinson

Shirley M. Atkinson, American mental health nurse, educator. Kansas City Regional Consortium of Higher Education grantee, 1983; recipient Excellence in Teaching award Graceland College, 1989. Member Missouri Nurse's Association (past district president, ethics committee), Sigma Theta Tau.

Background

Atkinson, Shirley M. was born on January 25, 1935 in Rawlins, Wyoming, United States. Daughter of James E. and Ruth (Parr) Sawtell.

Education

Diploma, St. Lukes Hospital School Nursing, Denver, 1958. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Denver, 1962. MSN in Mental Health, University Texas, El Paso, 1983.

Career

Instructor nursing University Albuquerque. Head nurse cancer screening program M.D. Anderson Hospital, Houston. Head nurse adolescent unit Western Missouri Mental Health Center, Kansas City.

Associate professor nursing Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa.

Membership

Member Missouri Nurse's Association (past district president, ethics committee), Sigma Theta Tau.

Connections

Married Edwar W. Atkinson, September 30, 1973. Children: Skye Marie Watson, Heather Marie Watson, Guy Randal Watson.