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Verna Louise Swisher, American nursing educator.


Swisher, Verna Louise was born on July 14, 1937 in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Clifford and Josephine (Hollabaugh) Beck.


Diploma, Clearfield (Pennsylvania) Hospital School Nursing, 1960;Bachelor of science in nursing, Pennsylvania State University, 1967;MSN, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1986.


Nurse, Clearfield Hospital, 1960-1963;acting head nurse, Clearfield Hospital, 1964;assistant instructor, Clearfield Hospital, 1964-1967;medical-surgical instructor, Clearfield Hospital, 1967-1969;medical-surgical instructor, Philipsburg (Pennsylvania) State General Hospital School Nursing, 1969-1982;medical-surgical instructor, Center Pennsylvania School Nursing, since 1982;member admissions committee, Center Pennsylvania School Nursing, 1982-1983;chairman in-service, Center Pennsylvania School Nursing, 1982-1983, 85-86, 87-88, 89;vice chairman of faculty organization, Center Pennsylvania School Nursing, 1988-1989;instructor, Lock Haven U., Clearfield, since 1991.


Teacher, Sunday School, Presbyterian Church, Clearfield, 1970-1973. Deacon 1st United Presbyterian Church, 1970-1972. Board directors American Cancer Vols, 1989-1992.

Member American Nurses Association, Pennsylvania Nurses Women's Association (program chair 1988-1989, 90), District 5 Nurses Association (nominating committee), Clearfield Nurses Alumnae Association (president 1982), Clearfield Business and Professional Women's Club (vice president, 1987-1988, president 1971-1972, 88-89, 92-93).


Married William E. Swisher, May 18, 1957. Children: Sharon Louise Cooney, Traci Lynn.