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Erma Holtzhausen

Distinguished Faculty



Recognized for developing a unique and new pattern of staffing and training to meet the nursing needs of patients. She became a faculty member in 1930 and served as director of Vanderbilt Nursing Services for 30 years. During her tenure, she was a pioneer in the organization of nursing services that later led to advances in medical and nursing practice and education, including the development of the current hospital unit manager concept.

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