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Oregon Health & Science University

Table of Contents

Biographical Information; Department of Nursing Education; Elnora Thomson; Emma Jones and Emma Jones Hall; Relocation of Japanese Student, WWII; Student Finances and Employment; Nursing Cap; Graduating in the War Years; Military Service; Nursing Education; Getting a Doctorate; Joining the University of Oregon School of Nursing Faculty; Recruiting Dean Lindeman; Becoming a University; University of Oregon Medical School Library; Looking Back on a Career


Dr. Rawlinson reminisces about her years as a student in the Department of Nursing Education at the University of Oregon Medical School during the 1940s. She describes Director Elnora Thomson. Then she recalls her experience in the U.S. Navy during World War II after graduation. She talks about her doctoral research. She discusses the development of the faculty and the nursing education programs in University of Oregon School of Nursing during the 1970s and the changes that occurred when the schools consolidated in the mid 1970s.


Transcript of oral history interview with May E. Rawlinson, conducted on December 5, 1997 by Joan Ash and Linda Weimer


OHSU Oral History Project




School of Nursing


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