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Margaret Jacobson

BSN 1954, MSN 1958 - Distinguished Alumna and Faculty



Recognized for her leadership in the development of a theoretical framework for nursing and a scientific base for nursing practice. She served on the faculty of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing from 1954-55; thereafter she served at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Professor Emerita at San Jose State University, where she initiated and developed a unique part-time masters program designed specifically for employed nurses in the South Bay and the Central Valley. Through her efforts, funding was obtained for an early program in gerontological nursing as part of the M.S.N. program. She served on the S.J.S.U. Academic Senate and was Associate Dean of Curriculum in the School of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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