Nurse-educator Mary Snyder Hill, Ph.D., has been appointed a Nurse Consultant in Continuing Education within the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Manpower Education, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hill's specialty is continuing education for nurse practitioners. Over the past eight years, she was on the faculty of the School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. She directed the School's Continuing Education Program; helped to establish an interdisciplinary master's program in nursing service administration; and had primary responsibility for federally-supported training to update the skills of nurse teachers, supervisors, administrators, and clinicians. She was also instrumental in producing a televised teaching series to help nurses in general hospitals give therapeutic care to anxious patients.
Formerly, Dr. Hill had served for several years as Director of Nursing Service at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, and had also been Assistant Director of Nursing at the Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Hospital at Towson, Md.
A Pennsylvanian, Dr. Hill received from the University of Pittsburgh the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Letters, and Doctor of Philosophy in 1945, 1948, and 1966, respectively. A member of Sigma Thêta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Dr. Hill has served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners and as a Consultant to a number of national nursing organizations; and has been active on the committees of both the Pennsylvania League for Nursing and the Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.