Margaret Anthony Tracy, Founder of UC School of Nursing

Profiles in Nursing

Margaret Anthony Tracy, Founder of UC School of Nursing

She even wrote the textbook

By Elizabeth Hanink, RN, BSN, PHN

By all accounts, Margaret Anthony Tracy was outspoken, blunt, brilliant and perceptive. It took all those characteristics to establish the first autonomous school of nursing within a state-supported institution, the University of California. This was a remarkable achievement considering that it was at a time when higher education for nurses was not generally seen as necessary and when nursing itself was barely considered a profession.Career Path Born in Danville, Ky., Tracy was a schoolteacher ...

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