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Doris Theresa Geiss
School of Nursing

Doris Theresa Geiss, M.A., R.N., Instructor in Nursing (Foundations)

Diploma, Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, New York City, 1948; B.S. in Education, Hunter College, New York City; M.A.; Ed.D., Teachers’ College, Columbia University.

Cadet in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps while in nursing school; Instructor in Nursing (Foundations), University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1957-1959; Assistant in Nursing Education, State Board of Examiners of Nurses, the University of the State of New York; Associate Professor, School of Nursing, State University of New York; Chairwoman, Department of Nursing, College at Brockport–State University of New York; Dean, University of Kansas School of Nursing.

In her retirement Dr. Geiss moved to Florida (about 2001) and died there in 2009 at age 74.