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Ruth Katherine McCollum
School of Nursing

Ruth Katherine McCollum, B.A., R.N., Instructor in Nursing (Surgical Nursing), 1943-1946 | Instructor in Nursing (Tuberculosis Nursing), 1946-1950, 1953-1954 | Assistant Professor of Nursing and Supervisor of Tuberculosis Nursing, 1954-1956

Diploma, West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois; B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio; post-graduate course in Pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

Supervisor of Newborn Infants’ Nursery, West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois; School Nurse and Welfare Worker, Elmhurst, Illinois; nursing work at a tuberculosis sanitorium in the summers off from nursing school; Instructor in Nursing, eight years, and Director, two years, Berea College, Kentucky; Instructor in Nursing (Surgical Nursing), University of Michigan School of Nursing, September 1943 to 1946; Instructor in Nursing (Tuberculosis Nursing), 1946-1950 and 1953-1954, ibid.; Assistant Professor of Nursing, ibid., and Supervisor of Tuberculosis Nursing, University of Michigan Hospital, 1954-1956.
McCollum, who was born in Chicago, passed away at age 80 in Munster, Indiana in February 1988.