Memorial service for longtime faculty Virginia George set for Oct. 8

A memorial service for Virginia Maxwell George, BSN’47, MS’72, CFNC,  will be Monday, Oct. 8, at the School of Nursing. The memorial in celebration of her life will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Nursing Annex, Room 155. Attendees are encouraged to bring photographs or remembrances to share.  RSVP

George, professor of nursing, emerita, and an early champion of nurse practitioners, died of natural causes on July 26 in Nashville, Tennessee at 94. She was founding director of Vanderbilt’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program, one of the first in the Southeast. A 1947 VUSN graduate, she taught at Vanderbilt for 28 years, earning teaching awards and serving in many leadership roles.
Virginia George

In 1975, she planned and oversaw the development of the School of Nursing’s first graduate degree program for family nurse practitioners. She led the program for 15 years.

George is survived by her daughter, Lee Anne George, and son-in-law David Rapp of Washington, D.C., and a sister, Mary Savoye of Towson, Maryland. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Ralph T. George, and daughter Kittye George.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Virginia M. George Nursing Scholarship at Vanderbilt University, Gift and Donor Services, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place Nashville, TN 37240-7727.