A native of Paynesville, Johnson is chair of the USD nursing department. She was named to a four-year term on the national Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Her term expires Jan. 31, 2002. She joins a 21-member committee that will advise the secretary and administrator of the Health Resources Services Administration on all matters related to nursing education and practice.
ďIím excited and honored to be named to this committee,Ē Johnson said. ďServing on the council will give me the opportunity to bring the best ideas on current issues in nursing practice and education back to South Dakota.Ē
The daughter of Dorothy Hendrickson, Paynesville, and a summer resident of Lake Koronis, Johnson has been associated with USD since 1975 in various instructional capacities in the nursing department and school of medicine. She has served as nursing department chair since 1984.
Johnson attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelorís degree in nursing. She also received a pediatric nurse practitioner certificate and master of public health degree from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in educational administration from USD in 1985.
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