Elizabeth Sharp ‘59

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1959

While working in women’s care, Elizabeth Sharp, MSN, PhD, started her maternity nursing career at the Holland City Hospital in Holland, Michigan. While at Yale, she found her purpose in nursing through hours of seminars, working with Ernestine Wiedenbach and Ida Jean Orlando, and clinical work at the Maternity Center in New York City with Ruth Watson Lubic.

After her tenure on the YSN faculty, Dr. Sharp went on to receive her advanced degrees in public health from Johns Hopkins University and helped develop Emory University’s Graduate School of Public Health.

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