Elizabeth Bixler Torrey* ‘27

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1927

A graduate of YSN in 1927, Elizabeth Bixler Torrey, BA, MA, BN, served as the dean of the School from 1944-1959. Dean Bixley was the Director of Nursing at New York Hospital in Westchester (1937-1941) and the Connectictut State Hospital in Norwich (1941-1944). She also served as president of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Nursing, founding president of the Visiting Nurses’ Association in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, and on the board of directors of the National League for Nursing.

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