Margaretta Styles


Margretta Madden Styles, EdD, RN, FAAN (b. 1930, Mount Union, Pennsylvania - d. Nov. 20, 2005, Clearwater, Florida), was an American nurse, author, educator and nursing school dean, who conceived and helped establish national standards for certifying nurses in pediatrics, cardiology and other medical specialties. Dr. Styles was the president of the American Nurses Association from 1986 to 1988, and wrote five books and many articles published in medical journals. Styles graduated from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania with degrees in biology and chemistry, and earned her master's degree in nursing at Yale University, and her doctorate in education from the University of Florida. In 1967, Styles became an associate professor of nursing at Duke University, and later served as dean of nursing at the University of Texas at San Antonio; then at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan, and from 1977 through 1987 at the University of California, San Francisco. During the 1970s, Styles played a significant role in efforts to develop stricter certification of nurses and a compliance system to regulate nurses. Styles wrote extensively on advanced nursing practices for nursing  ( Wikipedia article )


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