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Connie L. Greene
Regents' Proceedings 339

Connie L. Greene, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 2003.

Professor Greene received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University in 1965 and 1966, respectively, and her Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University in 1975. She taught nursing at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital School of Nursing from 1966-68 and medical surgical nursing at Ball State University from 1968-72. Professor Greene joined the University
of Michigan faculty as an associate professor in 1975.

While serving as director of the medical/surgical division, Professor Greene introduced several new courses, including "Common Concepts for Developing Nursing Care for Persons with Chronic Illness" and "Concepts and Theories of Nursing." She was the primary advisor for graduate nursing students in their nursing and leadership practica, and she co-developed the "Clinical Computer Assisted Simulated Exercise" (Ccase). Professor Greene's most recent research was on hypotheses testing in the context of clinical quality improvement. Continuous quality improvement program evaluation has been a consistent part of her scholarly endeavors.

Professor Greene chaired several committees, and she represented the School of Nursing on a number of interdisciplinary work groups that included representatives from the Medical School, University of Michigan Hospitals, and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was one of two representatives from Michigan for the Nurse Faculty Research Development Program in the Midwest (now the Midwest Nursing Research Society). In 1997 the Washtenaw, Livingston, and Monroe chapter of the Michigan Nurses’ Association honored her as “Nurse of the Year”. She served as a Michigan delegate to the American Nurses' Association national conventions in 1998, 2000, and 2002.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Connie L. Greene associate professor emerita of nursing.