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Jenny Ruth James
School of Nursing

Jenny Ruth James, M.S., R.N., Instructor of Nursing (Medical-Surgical Nursing) and Clinical Director of Surgical Nursing

B.S.N., University of Alabama, 1969; M.S., Health Care Management, Southwest Texas State University.

Commissioned officer in the United States Army Nurse Corps, 1969-1972; Instructor of Nursing (Medical-Surgical Nursing), University of Michigan School of Nursing, and Clinical Director of Surgical Nursing, University of Michigan Health System, 1982-1984.

In 1984, James’ academic title was changed to adjunct instructor of nursing. She continued for a time as Clinical Director of Surgical Nursing at University of Michigan Health System.

Other positions held by James during her long career in administration include vice president and chief nursing officer at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut; vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville (2000); chief nurse executive and associate dean for clinical affairs at Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland; and Emergency Department case manager at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon.