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“The Problem” of Student Nurses of Japanese Ancestry During World War II

“The Problem” of Student Nurses of Japanese Ancestry During World War II "The Problem" of Student Nurses of Japanese Ancestry During World War II SusAN McKAv University of Wyoming Consider rhe problem of the American girl of Japanese ancestry, evacuated from the West Coast to a relocation cemer afrer war came [with Japan}, and denied the right ro enroll in a schoo l of nursing, or not permitted to retu rn to complete the course which was ar schools thaL claimed they accepted relocated Japanese American srudenrs. When chis 1943 American journal of Nursing (AJN) edicorial was written, 20 schools of nursi ng claimed to accept relocated Japanese American studencs. However, of 371 young Japanese American women wanting co enroll in nursing schoo l that year, only 84 were admirred. The irony of the AJN position was char, although it agreed that Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) nursing ro conrinue the ir educations, rhe editorial did nor students shou ld be a llowed acknowledge th e denial of these students' rights as citizens or recommend chat nursing professionals and organizations advocate on their behalP In chis paper I examine che Life trajectories of four Nisei student nurses who were forced to leave their nursing schools in Cali fornia, evacuate with their families http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

“The Problem” of Student Nurses of Japanese Ancestry During World War II

Nursing History Review , Volume 10 (1): 19 – Jan 1, 2002

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.10.1.49
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"The Problem" of Student Nurses of Japanese Ancestry During World War II SusAN McKAv University of Wyoming Consider rhe problem of the American girl of Japanese ancestry, evacuated from the West Coast to a relocation cemer afrer war came [with Japan}, and denied the right ro enroll in a schoo l of nursing, or not permitted to retu rn to complete the course which was ar schools thaL claimed they accepted relocated Japanese American srudenrs. When chis 1943 American journal of Nursing (AJN) edicorial was written, 20 schools of nursi ng claimed to accept relocated Japanese American studencs. However, of 371 young Japanese American women wanting co enroll in nursing schoo l that year, only 84 were admirred. The irony of the AJN position was char, although it agreed that Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) nursing ro conrinue the ir educations, rhe editorial did nor students shou ld be a llowed acknowledge th e denial of these students' rights as citizens or recommend chat nursing professionals and organizations advocate on their behalP In chis paper I examine che Life trajectories of four Nisei student nurses who were forced to leave their nursing schools in Cali fornia, evacuate with their families

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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