Nurse Behind the Limelight: Influence of Gesine Franke on Nursing and Nursing Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147246
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Behind the Limelight: Influence of Gesine Franke on Nursing and Nursing Education
Abstract:
Nurse Behind the Limelight: Influence of Gesine Franke on Nursing and Nursing Education
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Cho, Ho Soon Michelle, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Woman's University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Catherine Bailey, PhD, RN
The purpose of this study was to examine Gesine Franke's life and the influence she had on the development of nursing in the Southwest region of the U.S. from 1954 to 1995. This study highlights the novel ideas that Franke brought to nursing. The investigation used life cycle analysis to explore Gesine Franke's personal background, education, and achievements. A retrospective historical approach was used to explore the ideologies and practices found in Franke’s writings, presentations, and interviews. Twenty-five of Franke’s friends, colleagues, and students were interviewed through snowball sampling. Additional data came from documents. An analysis of the data using Theresa E. Christy’s historical method indicated that Franke’s ideology and practice positively influenced the Southwest region of the U.S., Sigma Theta Tau International, the Texas Nurses Association, and Texas Woman’s University. Although she did not hold a prominent position in these organizations, Franke was a nurse behind the limelight, acting as a ‘supporting player’ to those in leadership positions in the development of nursing education and practice. Franke was best known as a perennial activist, recruiter, and charter member of Sigma Theta Tau Beta Beta Chapter at Texas Woman’s University. Through her effort, Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing enrolled males and members of African American ethnicity in the early 1960’s. Additionally, she was known for the wide sweep of her recruiting net and for her particular interest in the welfare of individual students. Franke’s career has contributed monumentally to the nursing education and nursing practice just like other unsung heroines have contributed to their respective fields.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Behind the Limelight: Influence of Gesine Franke on Nursing and Nursing Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147246-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse Behind the Limelight: Influence of Gesine Franke on Nursing and Nursing Education</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cho, Ho Soon Michelle, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Woman's University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hcho@venus.twu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Catherine Bailey, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to examine Gesine Franke's life and the influence she had on the development of nursing in the Southwest region of the U.S. from 1954 to 1995. This study highlights the novel ideas that Franke brought to nursing. The investigation used life cycle analysis to explore Gesine Franke's personal background, education, and achievements. A retrospective historical approach was used to explore the ideologies and practices found in Franke&rsquo;s writings, presentations, and interviews. Twenty-five of Franke&rsquo;s friends, colleagues, and students were interviewed through snowball sampling. Additional data came from documents. An analysis of the data using Theresa E. Christy&rsquo;s historical method indicated that Franke&rsquo;s ideology and practice positively influenced the Southwest region of the U.S., Sigma Theta Tau International, the Texas Nurses Association, and Texas Woman&rsquo;s University. Although she did not hold a prominent position in these organizations, Franke was a nurse behind the limelight, acting as a &lsquo;supporting player&rsquo; to those in leadership positions in the development of nursing education and practice. Franke was best known as a perennial activist, recruiter, and charter member of Sigma Theta Tau Beta Beta Chapter at Texas Woman&rsquo;s University. Through her effort, Texas Woman&rsquo;s University, College of Nursing enrolled males and members of African American ethnicity in the early 1960&rsquo;s. Additionally, she was known for the wide sweep of her recruiting net and for her particular interest in the welfare of individual students. Franke&rsquo;s career has contributed monumentally to the nursing education and nursing practice just like other unsung heroines have contributed to their respective fields.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:30:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:30:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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