Russell Eugene Tranbarger: Renaissance Nurse

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Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: “If you are going to get involved—get involved. Don’t sit on the sidelines,” says Dr. Russell Eugene Tranbarger. Without question, he has followed his own advice. Educator, clinician, historian, legislative advocate, leader, author, editor, role model, trailblazer, nurse: Tranbarger has worn all of these hats, and more. He started by breaking barriers in nursing and has continued doing so throughout his career, all while making valuable contributions to the profession. As an administrator, Tranbarger has served as president and vice president of several organizations. In the classroom, his endeavors have helped eradicate the stereotype of nursing as an exclusively female profession.

Additional Information

Pollitt, P.A. (2013). "Russell Eugene Tranbarger: Renaissance Nurse," Minority Nurse, Summer 2010 27-30. Online March 30, 2013 (Men in Nursing Magazine). Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2013
Russell Eugene Tranbarger, Men in Nursing, Nursing History

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