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Patricia Maro DeHart first became interested in nursing in high school when she first volunteered, and later worked, as a nurses’ aide in a local nursing home. She decided to attend Jefferson’s Diploma Nursing program and graduated in 1977. After starting her career in medical surgery at West Jersey Hospital she then worked as an OB-GYN nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for eleven years. As her career progressed she moved to Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she held a number of varied positions that allowed her to combine both her degrees in nursing and business, including as account executive and government operations director. After more than two decades at Bristol-Myers-Squibb Ms. DeHart now works as a Certified Diabetes Educator for Virtua. She also serves on the Diploma Nurses Alumni Association Board.

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Nursing | Oral History


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Oral history was edited by Kelsey Duinkerken, January 2016


Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Patricia DeHart on November 25, 2015

Patricia Maro DeHart