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Phyllis Marie Coindreau Patterson
School of Nursing

Phyllis Marie Coindreau Patterson, M.S., R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, 1968; M.S., University of Michigan, 1970.

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1973-1978.

Patterson was one of the first clinical nurse specialists in the department of Nursing Services at University of Michigan Hospital, specializing in hematology at first but contributing to many areas of nursing education, practice, and administration during her long career. Phyllis Coindreau Patterson and Linda Tanner Strodtman co-authored “General Appearance and Skin Behavior,” chapter 6 in Physical Appraisal Methods in Nursing Practice, edited by Josephine M. Sana and Richard D. Judge (Boston: Little, Brown, 1975). Patterson retired from the University of Michigan Educational Services for Nursing in 2010 after forty years of service.

Phyllis Patterson is married to Bruce Charles Patterson, a graduate of Wayne State University who served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002 and in the Michigan State Senate from 2003 to 2011. The Pattersons reside in Canton, Michigan.