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Memoir

Beatrice J. Kalisch
Regents' Proceedings 384

Beatrice J. Kalisch, Ed.D., Shirley C. Titus Professor of Nursing and professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 2014.

Professor Kalisch received her B.S.N. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1965, her M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1967, and her Ed.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1970. She served on the faculty of American University (1967-68), Amarillo College (1970-71), and the University of Southern Mississippi (1971-74). Professor Kalisch joined the University of Michigan faculty as a professor in 1974 and was named the Shirley C. Titus Professor of Nursing in 1977. Professor Kalisch's research explored the images of nurses in the media, comparisons of hospital work environments, nursing in the news, the impact of federal funds on nursing education and practice, and nurse recruitment practices. More recently she has studied the implications of missed nursing care and nursing teamwork. Professor Kalisch authored and co-authored nine books including The Advance of American Nursing (1979), Politics of Nursing (1982), Images of Nurses on Television (1983), and The Changing Image of the Nurse (1987). She has a notable record of successfully obtaining research funding, authored numerous scholarly publications in the leading journals, and was a frequent invited lecturer at national and international symposia. Professor Kalisch was actively involved in a number of local, state, and national advisory committees addressing health policy and nursing issues. A talented instructor and dedicated mentor, she taught graduate courses on nursing systems and policy to a generation of nursing students. Professor Kalisch received the University of Nebraska's Distinguished Alumni Award (1985), the University of Maryland's Distinguished Alumni Award (1987), the University of Southern Mississippi's Distinguished Scholar Award (2009), and the American Organization of Nurse Executives' Nurse Research Award (2013). Professor Kalisch was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1978.

The Regents now salute this distinguished nursing educator for her dedicated service by naming Beatrice J. Kalisch professor emerita of nursing.