Reva Rubin* ‘46

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1946

Reva Rubin, who was among the first specialists in maternity nursing, taught at YSN and the University of Chicago before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 1960. She was the author of The Maternal Identity and the Maternal Experience.

In 1972, she was a founder with her companion and longtime professional colleague, Dr. Florence H. Erickson, of the Maternal Child Care Nursing Journal, the first research journal in the field. Together, they also established master’s and doctoral programs in nursing at the University of Pittsburgh.

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