Tribute to Helen Lugina as a Model for Mentorship

In this blog, I reflect on the importance of nursing mentorship. I credit the many mentors along the way such as nurse educators, clinicians, scientists and leaders, who lifted me up from my own untapped potential.  In particular, I remember the Guardian of the Discipline recognized last week on this blog, the late Dr Helen … Continue reading Tribute to Helen Lugina as a Model for Mentorship

Thelma M. Schorr (Dec 15, 1924 – )

Guardian of the Discipline Thelma Schorr is among the greatest of nursing journal editors, serving at the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) company for forty years from 1950-1990. She progressed from editorial assistant to editor-in-chief, and then ten years as president and publisher. When she assumed the editorship of AJN, Thelma assured that the journal … Continue reading Thelma M. Schorr (Dec 15, 1924 – )

Guardian of the Discipline – “Lucie S. Kelly: A nurse’s nurse who held us all accountable for being better, doing better”

Contributor: Marion Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor Nursing Outlook, 2003-present When I entered nursing in 1973, Lucie Kelly, PhD, RN, FAAN was already a well-respected scholar and leader in the field. Lucie obtained all 3 degrees from the University of Pittsburg: her BSN in 1947, a masters in nursing education in 1957 and a PhD … Continue reading Guardian of the Discipline – “Lucie S. Kelly: A nurse’s nurse who held us all accountable for being better, doing better”

Robert V. Piemonte, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN (1934- April 21, 2020)

Guardian of the discipline Contributors: Diane Mancino and Dorothy Jones Robert V. Piemonte Robert V. Piemonte, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, a highly esteemed professional leader and former Executive Director of the National Student Nurses Association, succumbed to the coronavirus on April 21, 2020. Dr. Piemonte, born in 1934 was one of 12 siblings and is … Continue reading Robert V. Piemonte, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN (1934- April 21, 2020)

Muriel A. Poulin, EdD, RN, FAAN (1925 – 2019)

Guardian of the DisciplineIn Memoriam Contributors: Sarah B. Pasternack, MA, RNDorothy A. Jones EdD, APRN, FAAN, FNI Magnet Study Author and Nursing Advocate, Educator, Leader  Source Muriel Poulin was above all – a fierce advocate for nursing. Her disciplinary contributions have transcended her impact on education, practice, administration and policy. Muriel’s work embraced nursing excellence, … Continue reading Muriel A. Poulin, EdD, RN, FAAN (1925 – 2019)

Margaret Ruth McCorkle 1940-2019

Guardian of the Discipline Ruth McCorkle was born in Johnson City, TN. Peggy Chinn (personal communication, October 12, 2019) reminded me that Martha E. Rogers also was born in Johnson City, TN.  Ruth earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in medical-surgical nursing from the University of Iowa, and … Continue reading Margaret Ruth McCorkle 1940-2019

Rhetaugh Etheldra Graves Dumas (1926 – 2007)*

Guardian of the Discipline Rhetaugh Etheldra Graves Dumas was an esteemed nursing “leader with vision, insight, and wise counsel who had a major impact in the advancement of nursing, health care, and academic programs.“ She was inspired to become a nurse because of her mother, who wanted to be a nurse but could not because … Continue reading Rhetaugh Etheldra Graves Dumas (1926 – 2007)*

Dolores (Dee) Krieger (1921-2019)

Guardian of the Discipline Dolores (Dee) Krieger, RN, PhD, was a professor emeritus in what was the Division of Nursing at New York University (NYU) in New York City, when she retired. Dee was born in Paterson, New Jersey, not far from New York City. She earned a diploma in nursing at the Westchester School … Continue reading Dolores (Dee) Krieger (1921-2019)

Lillian Wald (March 10, 1867 – September 1, 1940)

Guardian of the Discipline Co-authored by Deborah Lindell, Adeline Falk-Rafael, Jacqueline Fawcett A recent article in the American Journal of Nursing (Pittman, 2019) reignited our interest in Lillian Wald’s landmark accomplishments, most notably co-founding, with Mary Brewster, of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City in 1893 (Dock & Stewart, 1938).  “Their work” according to … Continue reading Lillian Wald (March 10, 1867 – September 1, 1940)

Grayce M. Sills (1926-2016)

Guardian of the Discipline Thank you to Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, FAAN and Christina Nyirati, RN, PhD for their contributions to this post (see bios below). Grayce Sills, RN. PhD, FAAN, is widely recognized as a “pioneer . . . and supporter . . . of psychiatric mental health nursing . . . a champion … Continue reading Grayce M. Sills (1926-2016)