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LuLu Wolf Hassenplug

Distinguished Faculty



Recognized for expertise in curriculum development. She felt nursing education should be kept separate from nursing service. She changed the model for nursing education emphasizing the core education experience for nurses. Nurses would be admitted like all other students in the university; be responsible for his or her own living; be free to marry, and to live where he or she might choose. She developed the curriculum for basic and graduate programs to be equal to other professional curriculums. Her book, “Nursing,” met a long-felt need in professional literature. She left Vanderbilt to become the founding dean at the School of Nursing at UCLA.

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