Our Stories: 1950s


Audrey Jane Perry :: BSN Class of 1950
The graduating class of 1950 was comprised of 19 students from the Basic Professional Curriculum, a 5-year program, and 15 students from the Professional Curriculum for graduate nurses. [read story]


Sylvia Ferrell Alderson :: Class of 1953 and MSN 1976
My student days at VUSN included my first experience with people from all walks of life, and varying educational and socio-economic levels, a humbling experience... [read story]


Margaret Jacobson :: BSN 1954, MSN 1958
In 1950 I was not a typical student at VUSN. I didn’t live on the Campus. I was married with two young children and had been out of nursing for eight years. At that time all other School of Nursing students lived in Mary Kirkland Hall ... [read story]


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