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Nursing Diploma to University Education: A Memoir

Nursing Diploma to University Education: A Memoir NOTES AND DOCUMENTS Nursing Diploma to University Education: A Memoir Ellen D. Baer University of Pennsylvania Last year (2017) marked my 55th reunion with classmates from my under - graduate nursing program, now called Columbia University School of N - urs ing. In my day, it was still the Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. The reunion sparked recollections, ruminations, and in - sights that begged to be analyzed and spoken. This essay presents my thoughts, spoken first in a presentation at Columbia’s reunion. My undergraduate program was, essentially, a hospital diploma nursing program that built on 2 years of liberal arts college work taken elsewhere. On entry to nursing, I transferred out of my previous 4-year college, after completing 2 years, into the existing 3-year diploma program that had been founded in 1892 as the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. It was a marvelous program at top ranked Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. We all became clinical experts in our 3 years working 28-hour weeks staffing the medical center in every imaginable specialty area, at all shifts, four seasons a year, added to classes taught by very well-known Medical Center physicians and nurses, and only 4 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Nursing Diploma to University Education: A Memoir

Nursing History Review , Volume 27 (1): 6 – Jan 1, 2019

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.27.104
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NOTES AND DOCUMENTS Nursing Diploma to University Education: A Memoir Ellen D. Baer University of Pennsylvania Last year (2017) marked my 55th reunion with classmates from my under - graduate nursing program, now called Columbia University School of N - urs ing. In my day, it was still the Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. The reunion sparked recollections, ruminations, and in - sights that begged to be analyzed and spoken. This essay presents my thoughts, spoken first in a presentation at Columbia’s reunion. My undergraduate program was, essentially, a hospital diploma nursing program that built on 2 years of liberal arts college work taken elsewhere. On entry to nursing, I transferred out of my previous 4-year college, after completing 2 years, into the existing 3-year diploma program that had been founded in 1892 as the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. It was a marvelous program at top ranked Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. We all became clinical experts in our 3 years working 28-hour weeks staffing the medical center in every imaginable specialty area, at all shifts, four seasons a year, added to classes taught by very well-known Medical Center physicians and nurses, and only 4

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Published: Jan 1, 2019

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