Dr. Russell “Gene” Tranbarger
Dr. Russell “Gene” Tranbarger, professor emeritus, was selected for induction into the NCNA Hall of Fame.
He began his career as an operating room nurse, served eight years in the U.S. Army, which included teaching nursing during the Vietnam War, worked as a nursing administrator at three hospitals in North Carolina, and later taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and ECU. He retired in 2003.
“He understands nursing, health care and the essential elements of both,” his citation read. “Excellence has been a hallmark of his many contributions to nursing and continues to be a cornerstone of his professional work.”