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Sue Porter Heiney, American psychosocial oncology nurse. Named Outstanding Alumnus, University South Carolina College Nursing, 1990; recipient Excellence in Practice award South Carolina Hospital Association, 1992, 93, Joan Ashley Fifick Memorial lectureship, 1997.


Heiney, Sue Porter was born on March 23, 1950 in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Garvin Edward and Effie Elizabeth (Anderson) Porter.


Bachelor of science in nursing, University South Carolina, 1979. Minnesota, University South Carolina, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University South Carolina, 1998.


Charge nurse, Roper Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina., 1971-1972;charge nurse, Greenville (South Carolina.) General Hospital, 1972-1973;charge nurse, Baptist Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina., 1973-1975;head nurse, Baptist Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina., 1975-1979;staff nurse, Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, 1979-1981;clinical nurse specialist, Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, 1981-1983;clinical nurse specialist, Children's Hospital Center for Cancer, Columbia, 1983-1993;manager psychological oncology Center for Cancer Treatment & Research, Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, since 1993.


No one is less important than another, and no one can be thought of as unnecessary. Every single person is vital to God and to each of us.


Christians should exercise vigorously their responsibilities to participate in the political process by registering to vote, educating themselves about the issues, and voting according to their biblical beliefs, convictions, and values.


Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.


Fellow American Academy of Nursing. Member American Nurses Association, Association Pediatric Oncology Nurses (secretary 1987-1988, president-elect 1988-1989, president 1989-1991, past president 1991-1992), American Cancer Society (national nursing advisory committee 1989-1992, Lane W. Adams award 1991), Oncology Nursing Society (Mara Mohensen Flaherty Memorial lecturer 1995, national research committee 1993-1998), Sigma Theta Tau (Media award 1989, Founders award 1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, reading.


Married Michael Vincent Heiney, May 21, 1949. Children: Elizabeth Porter, Amanda Jean.