Ann Mabe Newman, Dona Harton Haney, and nursing colleagues oral history interview, 2017 June 6
Dr. Ann Newman, and Dona Haney organized this interview as part of their research into the history of the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing in preparation to write and publish a book to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the school in 2018, (Ms. Bonnie's Nurses: The First Fifty Years of UNC Charlotte's School of Nursing History.) The interview includes seven individuals who had significant roles either as administrators, teachers, and/or students at the school. Interviewees recall the formation and development of the school from 1965 to the current time of the interview, and discuss ways in which the school has benefited the Charlotte community. In addition to Dr. Newman and Ms. Haney, other speakers include Elinor Brooks Caddell, Lynn Brown Dobson, Joyce Ann Lowder, Margaret M. Patton, and Jacqueline Dienemann. Topics discussed include the introduction and significance of the baccalaureate degree in nursing, which coincided with the foundation of the nursing school at UNC Charlotte; the involvement of UNC Charlotte nursing students and teaching faculty in providing and structuring healthcare for the homeless in Charlotte, (Center Health Services, which expanded to serve the Safe Alliance Center for the Battered Women's Shelter); and numerous anecdotes about personal and humorous experiences with the nursing program.