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Marion Schrum

UW Nursing Dean from 1973-1980

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Marion Schrum, RN, BS, MDS, EdD, received her diploma in nursing from Mt. St. Clare Junior college in Clinton, Iowa; earned a BSNE at St. Louis University School of Nursing; a MSNE from Catholic University of America, and an EdD from Stanford University. Her career was devoted to nursing education, moving to her first chair position only seven years after receiving her diploma. She remained in leadership positions in schools of nursing from that point.

Schrum came to the University of Wyoming from San Francisco State University. While at the University of Wyoming, she supported the development of the first graduate program in rural family health for implementation by the School of Nursing. She was instrumental in getting the legislature to fund the program. She also wrote a grant to initiate an extended baccalaureate program for nurses in Wyoming. This grant provided a director and four faculty across the state. Students took prerequisites at community colleges and met the nursing requirements under the direction of the faculty. She was also instrumental in helping the Wyoming Commission for Nursing and Nursing Education being funded to recruit Native American students to Wyoming nursing schools.

Schrum went to the University of Nevada, Reno, after resigning from the University of Wyoming. We have received news that Marion Schrum passed away in February of 2007.


Page updated 2/15/2018

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