Distinguished Alumni Award - Virginia Turner | Print |  E-mail

- Virgina Turner 2000

 "Turner believed that nurses must always be committed to their patients above all else, and that nursing is a profession of applying knowledge and laying on of hands..."


Virginia Turner was the Director of the Allen Memorial Hospital Lutheran School of Nursing from    1957 - 1979.

Accomplishments:

  • Allen Memorial Hospital's first Obstetrics Instructor in 1942
  • In 1953 was the Fundamentals of Nursing Instructor in the School of Nursing and the Assistant Director of Nursing Services at the hospital
  • In 1957 - 1979 was the Director for the School of Nursing
  • Turner fought for male students to be in the program and allow students to marry, live outside the dormitory and continue their studies while pregnant
  • In 1964, she was appointed to the Iowa Board of Nursing and served until 1973
 
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