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Geraldine Skinner
School of Nursing

Geraldine Skinner, M.S., R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing, 1940-1951; Professor of Nursing, 1966-1977

B.S., University of Michigan, 1937; Diploma, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1940; M.S., University of Chicago, about 1949.

Instructing Supervisor and Assistant Head Nurse, Contagious Unit, University Hospital; Instructor in Surgical Specialties Nursing (Orthopedics and Gynecology), University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1940-1944; Night Instructor, 1944-1947; Assistant Professor of Nursing and Supervisor of Surgical Nursing Specialties, 1949-1951.

In California, through a series of positions, Skinner developed her special interest in continuing education for nurses, returning to the School of Nursing in 1966 as associate professor of nursing. The following year she organized and directed a multi-year project of continuing education for graduate nurses in heart disease, cancer, and stroke nursing under a grant from the Michigan Association for Regional Medical Programs. In 1970 Skinner was named professor of nursing, and she served as director of Continuing Education for Nurses until 1974. From 1974 to 1977 she was absent on leave. Skinner retired from the School of Nursing in 1977 and died in Ann Arbor in 1988.