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Ruth Monser
School of Nursing

Ruth Monser, B.S.N.Ed., R.N., Instructor in Nursing (Medical Surgical Nursing II)

Diploma, St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, New York City; B.S.N.Ed., Teachers’ College, Columbia University; M.S.N., Yale University School of Nursing, 1960.

Instructor in Nursing (Medical-Surgical Nursing Specialties) 1954-1956, Instructor in Nursing (Medical Surgical Nursing II) 1956-1958, University of Michigan School of Nursing. Monser resigned from this position June 30, 1958 to pursue her education.

Subsequently, Monser became a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatry at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., practicing from 1964 to 1997. She died in 1999 at age 72.

Monser’s obituary in the Washington Post states: “She was a pioneer in the practice and teaching of poetry therapy and contributed to the use of literature in the treatment of children and the mentally ill.”