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Rose Lea Nathan ’79

Rose Lea Nathan ’79, September 20, 1994, in Toronto, Canada. The twin sister of Jody Nathan ’79, Rose attended Reed for one year. She later attended the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto and received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Nursing from that institution in 1987. She was one of the first nurses in Canada to pass the Emergency Nursing Certification Examination and become a certified emergency nurse. She spent several years working in intensive care units and emergency rooms in Toronto's major hospitals, and she was a volunteer staff nurse for the Sexual Assault Care Center. At the time of her death, she was a nurse educator, emergency and intravenous services, at Wellesley Hospital, Toronto. She led seminars on triage and trauma, and she participated in national conferences on triage and emergency care. She also developed a sexual assault documentation tool that is used throughout Canada. She was a practicing Buddhist. Survivors include her sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1995

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