Faculty and alumni members of the UW School of Nursing were inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame in March, according to a news release.
Janet Primomo, RN, MSN, PhD, an associate professor at UW Tacoma and adjunct faculty in Psychosocial and Community Health, is the only inductee currently teaching. She also is an alumna of the University of Washington Seattle, according to a UW spokesperson.
Primomo has been known as a tireless advocate for her students, school and community, according to the WSNA Hall of Fame website. After receiving her MSN and PhD in nursing from the University of Washington, she joined the University of Washington Tacoma faculty as one of its three founding members and has been influential in shaping nursing education, contributing extensively to program and curriculum development for the RN-to-BSN and Master of Nursing programs at UW Tacoma.
Other UW School of Nursing inductees include Joan M. Caley, RN, MS, CNS, CNL, NEA, BC, Grethe Cammermeyer, RN, PhD, and Thelma Cleveland, RN, PhD. Two posthumous awards to the Hall of Fame were for Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay, RN, EdD, FAAN, and Maxine Davis Haynes, RN, MN.
In 1996, the Washington State Nurses Association unveiled its Hall of Fame, recognizing the dedication and achievements of Washington state registered nurses who have made significant lifetime accomplishments in the nursing profession.