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Susan Ballantyne Collins

Susan Ballantyne Collins, American Born: Mineola, New York, October 12, 1938Family nurse practitioner ( hlth: hlth. service, Educated)health educator, consultant, family nurse practioner.

Background

Collins, Susan Ballantyne was born on October 12, 1938 in Mineola, New York, United States. Daughter of Howard Samuel and Bessie Eleanor (MacFarlane) Ballantyne.

Education

Diploma, Roosevelt Hospital School Nursing, New York City, 1959. Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1963. Master of Education, University Maryland, 1972.

Master of Science in Nursing, University Maryland, 1988. Master of Science, Sonoma State University.

Career

Staff nurse Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, 1959—1962, War Memorial Hospital, Saulte Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1962. Faculty Joseph Lawrence School Nursing, New London, Connecticut, 1964—1966.

Director, founder Prince William County School Practical Nursing, Manassas, 1969—1972. Guest lecturer learning disabilities University Virginia, Reston, 1970—1973. Counselor, educator Woodbridge, 1972—1974.

Nurse counselor Golden Gate Regional Center, San Francisco, 1974—1976. Consultant Novato, 1976—1977. Director nurses Pacific Rehabilitation Center, Oakland, 1977—1978.

Faculty continuing education department School Nursing, University California, San Francisco, 1977—1980. Adult education department College of Marin, Kentfield, 1981. Instructor, assistant director student services Samuel Merritt Hospital College Nursing, Oakland, 1978—1981.

Administrative nursing supervisor Marin General Hospital, San Rafael, California, 1980—1984. Faculty life long learning Dominican College, 1980—1984. President Sue Collins & Associates, Petaluma, California, 1985—1990.

Administrative coordinator, nurse educator Petaluma Valley Hospital, 1981—1989. Family nurse practitioner Bullhead Medical Center, Bullhead City, since 1989. Faculty extended education department Sonoma State University, 1982—1988, Mohave Community College, Mohave County, since 1991.

Membership

Vestryperson St. Francis Church, Novato, 1977—1980. Commissioner, chair Commission Status of Women, Sonoma County, California, 1979—1983. Member advisory board Dominican College.

Member of American Nurses Association (certified family practitioner 1988), Business and Professional Women's Association (vice president Colorado River chapter 1989-1990), California Health Resources Inc. (president board directors), Redwood Empire Society Health Educators and Trainers, American Holistic Nurses Association, American Society Health Educators and Trainers, Redwood Empire Society Health Educators and Trainers, Marin Aid Retarded Citizens, California Nurses Association (board directors), Rotary Club (treasurer Desert Sunrise club 1991-1992, president since 1992), Sigma Theta Tau.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, photography, herbs.

Connections

Married Richard J. Collins, July 12, 1962 (divorced July 1978). Children: Mark Richard, Matthew Howard.