Ruth Watson was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania to John and Lillian back in 1927. In 1952, she began her education and training in the nursing program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. It was there she met William who she married in 1955. That same year she graduated with her RN diploma and was recognized as the recipient of the Letitia White Award for the Highest Academic Average and the Florence Nightingale Medal for Excellence in Nursing Practice.
In 1959, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing, she received her master’s degree in medical/surgical nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1971. In 1973, she was invited to join the United States medical delegation to the People’s Republic of China, she was the only nurse in the delegation team. She currently serves as founder and president emerita of the Developing Families Center and Founder of the Family Health and Birth Center.
What you may not know about Ruth Watson Lubic is that she is most noted for being a pioneer in the role of nurse-midwives as primary care providers for women, particularly in maternity care.
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