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Annie W. (1866–1954). originator and dean of the Army School of Nursing and first dean of the Yale University School of Nursing, the first autonomous school of nursing in a university in the United States; she also developed the program for the Yale Graduate School of Nursing. The Yale curriculum aimed to produce well-educated nurses with a sound scientific background, able to care for the whole patient. She served as president of the International Council of Nurses, the American Nurses' Association, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Nursing. For her contributions and her leadership, she received a number of awards, both in the United States and abroad.
Goodrich, Annie Warburton
(1866-1954), an American nursing educator who was instrumental in advancing nursing from an apprenticeship to a profession. She was superintendent of nurses at several New York hospitals before going to Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1914. In addition to teaching, she was associated with the Henry Street Settlement and the Nursing Department of the U.S. Army. In 1923 she became dean of the newly formed School of Nursing at Yale University, which awarded a degree similar to that awarded in other professions.