Sister Patricia Miller
Sr. Patricia Miller died Saturday, July 1, 2023. Born on August 29, 1931, in Albion, Nebraska, Sr. Pat entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1955, and professed vows in 1958 receiving her religious name, Sr. Mary Alma.
Sr. Pat received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, her master’s degree in nursing from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Iowa.
She practiced and taught nursing in Iowa at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ottumwa and Marycrest College in Davenport. She was associate dean of the master’s nursing program and conducted research with cardiac patients at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska, and chair of the baccalaureate nursing program at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa. She was a volunteer parish nurse in Fremont, Nebraska, and a hospice volunteer in Our Lady of Victory Parish in Davenport. Sr. Pat was the vice president of the Sisters of Humility from 2004 – 2008.
Over the years, she served on and/or chaired many committees for the congregation. With dozens of publications in medical and education journals, and having advised more than 60 graduate and doctoral students, her impact on the nursing profession is widespread and continues.