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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149031
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chicago's Nurse Parade
Abstract:
Chicago's Nurse Parade
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Robinson, Connie, R.N.,MBA,MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Chicago Hospital and Medical Center
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
Co-Authors:Carolyn Hope Smeltzer, RN, EdD, FACHE, FAAN; Fran R. Vlasses, RN, PhD
During the years 1948-1958, Chicago hosted 'The Nurse's Day Parade'. The purpose of the parade was to draw attention to nurses' work, honor nurses, and recruit into the profession. At its zenith the parade included over 100 hospital floats, 4,000 combined nurse and student nurse participants, 30 bands and 100,000 spectators. This presentation highlights the role of student nurses in making the Nurse's Day Parade a success. Through a compelling photographic and narrative journey the images of student nurse's dedication, creativity and commitment to their future profession, respective nursing schools and to Chicago will be visible. These images will demonstrate student nurse participation in selecting float themes / float designs, fundraising for float materials and in some cases actually constructing the floats. The results were student nurses being visible and committed in gaining a higher level of respect for the nursing profession. Through these captivating pictures student nurses can be seen publicly demonstrating their roles as patient advocate, collaborator, organizer ,role model, and active participants in a creative solution to attract others into the profession and honor working nurses. This nursing history was Chicago's "best kept secret" for over sixty years. Facts of the Chicago Nurses Day Parade has changed nursing history as well as evoked nursing memories. The first Nurse's Day was proclaimed in Illinois in 1949 and continued until 1958. Our current history cites New Jersey in the mid 70's as the first to proclaim Nurse's Day. Nurses, who as students marched in the parade, add the human story to this history. These nurses, now in their seventies, reflect on their emotional memories and feelings about being part of this parade and of nursing history. They discuss the honor of participating with community, church, government and merchants to highlight nurse's work in a parade.
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.titleChicago's Nurse Paradeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149031-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Chicago's Nurse Parade</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Robinson, Connie, R.N.,MBA,MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Chicago Hospital and Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">crobins@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carolyn Hope Smeltzer, RN, EdD, FACHE, FAAN; Fran R. Vlasses, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">During the years 1948-1958, Chicago hosted 'The Nurse's Day Parade'. The purpose of the parade was to draw attention to nurses' work, honor nurses, and recruit into the profession. At its zenith the parade included over 100 hospital floats, 4,000 combined nurse and student nurse participants, 30 bands and 100,000 spectators. This presentation highlights the role of student nurses in making the Nurse's Day Parade a success. Through a compelling photographic and narrative journey the images of student nurse's dedication, creativity and commitment to their future profession, respective nursing schools and to Chicago will be visible. These images will demonstrate student nurse participation in selecting float themes / float designs, fundraising for float materials and in some cases actually constructing the floats. The results were student nurses being visible and committed in gaining a higher level of respect for the nursing profession. Through these captivating pictures student nurses can be seen publicly demonstrating their roles as patient advocate, collaborator, organizer ,role model, and active participants in a creative solution to attract others into the profession and honor working nurses. This nursing history was Chicago's &quot;best kept secret&quot; for over sixty years. Facts of the Chicago Nurses Day Parade has changed nursing history as well as evoked nursing memories. The first Nurse's Day was proclaimed in Illinois in 1949 and continued until 1958. Our current history cites New Jersey in the mid 70's as the first to proclaim Nurse's Day. Nurses, who as students marched in the parade, add the human story to this history. These nurses, now in their seventies, reflect on their emotional memories and feelings about being part of this parade and of nursing history. They discuss the honor of participating with community, church, government and merchants to highlight nurse's work in a parade.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:54:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:54:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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