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In Memorium, Donna F. Ver Steeg

DONNA F. VER STEEG, RN, PHD, FAAN, an emeriti faculty member from the School of Nursing passed away in August. Donna was a valuable member of our faculty and of the nursing profession. She made a profound difference on nursing education at UCLA and the state of California. Dr. Ver Steeg joined the faculty in 1973. During more than two decades of teaching, she also served as assistant dean of student affairs, section chair of primary ambulatory care and associate dean for academic affairs (under Dean Mary Reres). She served on four UC statewide committees on professional licensure and curricula, nursing and nursing education, and undergraduate and remedial education. She received a leadership award for her nine years of service on the California Area Health Education Center System Statewide Program Advisory Committee. She was president-elect and president of the California Nurses Association from 1979 to 1981. In 1992, she received the Jean Sullivan Award from Region Six of the California Nurses Association for her “significant contributions in pioneering the expansion of the nursing role, enhancing professional image at the state and national level and contributing to the literature regarding nursing issues and practice. After her retirement, Ver Steeg continued to advocate for nursing issues and was the faculty advisor for the History Committee that was formed in 1986 and played a key role in the History of the UCLA School of Nursing, published in 1999 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the School.