Class Notes


Nancy Heller Cohen ’70 went on to earn a master’s degree in nursing from the University of California–San Francisco. After working as a clinical nurse specialist, she retired to write full time. She made her publishing debut writing romance novels under the pen name Nancy Cane. Her first book, Circle of Light, won the Holt Medallion Award. After four books in this genre, Nancy switched to mysteries to write the popular Bad Hair Day series as Nancy J. Cohen.  This humorous series features hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets. Nancy's next release, Silver Serenade is scheduled for release in July. It can be purchased at  all major online booksellers.


Patricia Tabloski ’80 has published a second edition of Gerontoligical Nursing (Pearson Education). The text offers nursing professionals evidenced-based information on the care of older people in a variety of health care settings.


Yvonne Dobbenga Rhodes ’91 has published an article, Responding to Amniotic Fluid Embolism, in the AORN Journal, the publication of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. She is a maternal-child health clinical nurse specialist in the Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, Calif.

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