Beverly Horn, PhD, RN, FAAN attended College of St. Scholas¬≠tica, Duluth, Minnesota, and earned her BSN Cum Laude from St. Louis Univer¬≠sity in St. Louis, Missouri. She obtained her MN (honor student) and PhD from the Univer¬≠sity of Washington, Seattle. She is also a Certi¬≠fied Transcul¬≠tural Nurse.

Dr. Horn was at the vanguard to secure the promi¬≠nence of the Univer¬≠sity of Washington School of Nursing in the 21 st century. This contri¬≠bu¬≠tion began in March 1976 when Dr. Horn inquired about a faculty position at the U of W School of Nursing to pursue research and teaching. She was an attrac¬≠tive appli¬≠cant for the Depart¬≠ment of Commu¬≠nity Health Care Systems that offered a master‚Äôs pathway in Cross-Cultural Nursing. Her major fields of doctoral study were Nursing, Anthro¬≠pology and Sociology. In July 1976, Dr. Horn was appointed as an assis¬≠tant professor of nursing at the Univer¬≠sity of Washington School of Nursing, Dept. of Commu¬≠nity Health Care Systems, and in 1983 she was tenured as an associate professor. Dr. Horn also received an appoint¬≠ment as an adjunct assis¬≠tant professor in the US Dept. of Anthro¬≠pology in 1979, and was adjunct associate professor from 1983 until her retire¬≠ment in 2000. Dr. Horn was appointed professor emeritus of the Deptment of Psychoso¬≠cial and Commu¬≠nity Health Nursing in 2001.

During her 25-year tenure at the U of W School of Nursing, Dr. Horn worked consis¬≠tently on four goals that she identi¬≠fied initially for achieve¬≠ment in 1976: (1) conduct research using an anthro¬≠po¬≠log¬≠ical tradi¬≠tion, (2) contribute actively to the School of Nursing through teaching, advising students, and serving on commit¬≠tees in the depart¬≠ment, school and univer¬≠sity, (3) contribute to the devel¬≠op¬≠ment of the profes¬≠sion of nursing, and (4) contribute exper¬≠tise to commu¬≠nity service, including working with Seattle Indian Health Board and Seattle/‚ÄčKing County Health Department.

As a nurse anthro¬≠pol¬≠o¬≠gist, Dr. Horn set the mark for the School of Nursing to become a leader in transcul¬≠tural nursing. Her disser¬≠ta¬≠tion was a study of social and cultural factors affecting Native American women during pregnancy. This was the first ethno¬≠science maternal child health nursing study, and the first anthro¬≠po¬≠log¬≠ical transcul¬≠tural nursing study of the Muckleshoot Indians of the North¬≠west Coast. This study showed the impor¬≠tance of studying cultural values, beliefs and practices from the people‚Äôs viewpoints rather than assuming that Anglo-American middle class nursing or medical values were congruent with those of an indige¬≠nous culture. This work led to a cross-cultural study to deter¬≠mine the percep¬≠tions of adoles¬≠cent girls about pregnancy and health care. Dr. Horn also examined the health care needs of residents of San Juan Islands. Research findings, exper¬≠tise in ethno¬≠graphic method¬≠ology, and experi¬≠ences in working with Native American tribes were published in articles and book chapters that are classics today. Dr. Horn dissem¬≠i¬≠nated this knowl¬≠edge through presen¬≠ta¬≠tions at numerous local and national workshops and conferences.

Dr. Horn has made a long lasting contri¬≠bu¬≠tion to educating nurses at all levels. She has mentored a new gener¬≠a¬≠tion of nurse researchers. Dr. Horn taught theory building to students in the School of Nursing PhD in Nursing Science program. Gradu¬≠ates have described how Dr. Horn contributed to their concep¬≠tu¬≠al¬≠iza¬≠tion of the disci¬≠pline of nursing, and under¬≠standing of the contri¬≠bu¬≠tion of the socio¬≠cul¬≠tural environ¬≠ment to health. She served as a member of many doctoral commit¬≠tees in nursing and anthro¬≠pology, and both chaired and served as a member of numerous thesis and master‚Äôs project commit¬≠tees. Dr. Horn taught under¬≠grad¬≠uate and master‚Äôs courses, including those in Nursing Research, Childrea¬≠ring Culture and Health, a course cross-listed with nursing and anthro¬≠pology, Transi¬≠tion to Profes¬≠sional Practice, and Commu¬≠nity Health Nursing. She involved doctoral and master‚Äôs students in CHARE (Commu¬≠nity Resource Educa¬≠tion and Advocacy Project), that involved partner¬≠ships among the Seattle Urban Health Alliance, the Seattle-King County Public Health Depart¬≠ment, and the schools of Nursing and Public Health and Commu¬≠nity Medicine at the Univer¬≠sity of Washington. With super¬≠vi¬≠sion by Dr. Horn, graduate students learned about commu¬≠nity devel¬≠op¬≠ment and commu¬≠nity partic¬≠i¬≠pa¬≠tory action research. Dr. Horn was renowned for inter¬≠per¬≠sonal skills and facil¬≠i¬≠tated learning in individual students.

Dr. Horn was a consis¬≠tent leader in the daily life of the School of Nursing. Since her appoint¬≠ment in 1976, she served every year on a school committee, and in some years she contributed to work of ten commit¬≠tees, including the Admin¬≠is¬≠tra¬≠tive Council, Under¬≠grad¬≠uate Admis¬≠sions and Contin¬≠u¬≠a¬≠tion Committee, the Trainee¬≠ship Committee, Minority Affairs, Faculty Research Devel¬≠op¬≠ment Committee, and Subcom¬≠mittee for Doctoral Educa¬≠tion. In 1984 she was appointed as acting chair of the Depart¬≠ment of Commu¬≠nity Health Care Systems. She also served consis¬≠tently each year on many depart¬≠mental commit¬≠tees, such as the human subjects review committee, and the contin¬≠uing educa¬≠tion committee. At the univer¬≠sity level, Dr. Horn also served on the Adjudi¬≠ca¬≠tion Panel for three years.

While at the UW School of Nursing, Dr. Horn was committed to devel­oping the profes­sion of nursing. Through research and teaching, Dr. Horn gener­ated new knowl­edge in transcul­tural nursing, and educated nurses at all levels of preparation.

Dr. Horn also gave dedicated service to several commis¬≠sions and boards of inquiry. She led inquiry about entry into practice for the Washington State Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion, and she served seven years as a member of the Board of Direc¬≠tors for the King county Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion and four years as a member of the Board of Direc¬≠tors for WSNA.

Dr. Horn worked diligently to ensure the presence of the UW School of Nursing in the larger commu¬≠nity. She provided consul¬≠ta¬≠tion to Seattle Job Corps and Seattle Indian Health Board Clinic, and served as a steering committee member of Rainier Partners in Health and Garfield Partners in Health. She held leader¬≠ship positions with the Juvenile Court Confer¬≠ence System of the King County Juvenile Court System, the Washington State Nurses Associ¬≠a¬≠tion, the Council of Nursing and Anthro¬≠pology of the American Anthro¬≠po¬≠log¬≠ical Associ¬≠a¬≠tion, the Transcul¬≠tural Nursing Society, and the Inter¬≠na¬≠tional Transcul¬≠tural Nursing Society.

She has also received many honors and awards including in 1979, the King County Nurse of the Year Award, in 1986,the Leininger Award for her contri¬≠bu¬≠tion to the field of transcul¬≠tural nursing. And as a tireless advocate for under¬≠served popula¬≠tions and minority commu¬≠ni¬≠ties, she received a Commu¬≠nity Service Award during the 2001 Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute.

Through stead¬≠fast pursuit of profes¬≠sional goals, Dr. Beverly H. Horn made a signif¬≠i¬≠cant and indelible contri¬≠bu¬≠tion to nursing in the state of Washington and throughout the country.