Dorris S. Woods, PhD, RN, CNS (Retired)

Dorris Woods

Title: Author, Nurse & Educator (Retired)
Location: Culver City, California, United States

Dorris S. Woods, PhD, RN, CNS, Retired Author, Nurse, and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership.

In her formative years, Dr. Woods was always unsure of what she would do after finishing high school. About a year following her graduation, she received a letter from her cousin, inviting her to become a nurse. She accepted, which she considers as one of the best decisions that has she ever made. She cemented her reputation as an excellent nurse, which prompted her hospital to support her academic endeavors. In 1966, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in psychology from Indiana University before obtaining a Master in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles. She later earned a master’s degree in counseling from California State University in 1985 and a Doctor of Philosophy in higher education administration from Claremont Graduate School in 1990. In 1995, Dr. Woods concluded her academic endeavors by garnering a Bachelor of Science in humanities from the University at Albany, a part of the State University of New York system.

As a registered nurse in the state of California, Dr. Woods excelled in the nursing profession for much of the 1960s. From 1969 to 1978, she flourished as the preschool director of Woods’ Early Enrichment Center. She subsequently found success an instructor at Hamilton High School. By 1989, she had relocated to become an instructor at Los Angeles Community College and an associate professor at Los Angeles Pierce College. Prior to her retirement in 1999, she excelled as a professor of health sciences at California State University. She is additionally active as an esteemed author. Some of her most notable written works include “Breaking Point” and “Spirit of the Age.” As a testament to Dr. Woods’ success, she is featured in the 20th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

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