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Esteemed Former CUASON Professor and Alumna Helen Yura-Petro Passes Away

Dr. Helen Yura-Petro, 86, passed away October 12, 2015 after a battle against breast cancer. Dr. Yura-Petro received her PhD in Higher Education and her MSN from CUA.  She joined the CUASON Faculty in 1964 teaching psychiatric and mental health nursing. While there, she collaborated with Mary B. Walsh on the book The Nursing Process which was selected as book of the year in 1975 by the American Journal of Nursing. She also coauthored Nursing Leadership and Human Needs and the Nursing Process.”  Dr. Yura-Petro was a member of Sigma Theta Tau