Black Nurses Struggle for Admission to Professional Schools: Four Retired Nurses Look Back

  • Georgia Bnrnette

Abstract

This article traces the personal history of four women in joumey to enter the nursing profession during a time when most schools were all white and closed to Blacks. To understand these personal stories, the history of nursing and nursing education is provided first as context and broad overview. The narrative concludes with a reflection on why preserving and passing on this history is important not only for the nursing profession in general, but in particular for Black women entering or already in the profession.

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