POMEROY — Dr. Mary Hysell Lynd, graduate of Rutland High School and the Holzer School of Nursing, has been inducted as a fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education in Anaheim, Calif., a prestigious national nursing honor awarded by the National League for Nursing.
Lynd retired as a nurse educator in graduate and undergraduate nursing education from Wright State University. While there she received the Emeritus Professor state, after implementing the Clinical Nurse Leader Master’s program serving as director for the first graduating class in the program prior to her retirement. She received this fellowship based on her creativity in teaching both in the classroom and in the community, primarily because of her teaching of research-based best nursing practices.
Presently she serves as a nursing consultant for Unity Home Health Care in Portsmouth and as a speaker on nursing best practices for home health care, end-of-life care, and issues in gerontological nursing. She also continues her research in issues involving care of the elderly. She published her first book on living with dying in 2007.
Lynd has been a registered nurse for over 50 years beginning her career as a diploma graduate from Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis. She graduated with a bachelor in science in Nursing from Ohio University, a master’s in nursing administration from University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University. She has presented research at local, regional, national, and international conferences on health and nursing and was invited to the Oxford Roundtable sessions three times during her career. She continues to review manuscripts for publications for three nursing journals including the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
She is the daughter of the late Elmer and Flossie Hysell of Rutland and graduated from Rutland High School in 1963 and from the Holzer Hospital School of Nursing in 1962. She then worked at the hospital for several years before moving on to higher education. She now resides in Minford, Ohio.