Nursing Diversity

Women's History Month spotlight

As we celebrate Women's History Month in March, we thought it would be a great opportunity to spotlight a famous woman in Vanderbilt Nursing History.  Shirley Carew Titus was one of the most prominent nurses of the mid-twentieth century.  She served as dean of the School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University in the 1930s.  During the 1940s and 50s she served as the executive director of the California State Nurses' Association. Until her death, she shared a home in the San Francisco area with a former Vanderbilt colleague, Mary Dodd Giles.  Click on the link below her picture to view a short biography about her fascinating life and her many contributions to nursing and to the advancement of women.

Shirley Carew Titus (1892-1967)

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