The Cuban Missle Crisis and the “Pedro Pan” Effect on a Nursing Program in South Florida

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308082
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Cuban Missle Crisis and the “Pedro Pan” Effect on a Nursing Program in South Florida
Author(s):
Messmer, Patricia R.; Pettigrew, Amy C
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Tau
Author Details:
Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, messmerpatricia@yahoo.com; Amy C Pettigrew, PhD, RN, CNE,ANEF
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Background: October 1962 the world waited—seemingly on the brink of nuclear war—hoping for peaceful resolutions to Cuban Missile Crisis. Operation Peter Pan (1960- 1962), CIA  codename sent 14,000+ Cuban children to Miami without parents after rumors. Fidel Castro planned to take children against parents’ wishes to military schools and Soviet labour camps. Decade saw stream of Cuban exiles filing through Freedom Tower. Miami Dade College (MDC) President, administrators and faculty own the Freedom Tower, hosting nursing events.

Purpose of historical study was to shed light of Cuban influence on MDC nursing program over 50 years

Methods: Interviews from primary & secondary sources were collected along with historical documents.  Validity of documents: established by external criticism; reliability by internal criticism (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2010).

Results: Over 19,000 nurses have earned their degrees from MDC (largest area provider of nursing education; 70% Hispanic). US government deeded old Marine airbases replete with buildings & barracks for $1.00Dade County Junior College ADN program began a new era of nursing education for Miami’s diverse community (1962). Chloe Trammel was the first director with 26 students. South campus opened (1967) with Director Cora Mazzagatti and 24 students. Mike Kinkead, President of Florida Student Nurses Association, was the 1st  male to graduate after spending 4 years as Air Force medic. North & South campuses merged into medical campus (1977). Florida Governor appointed Dean Jeanne Stark (Florida Board of Nursing chair) to address issues of licensing Cuban nurses, “Cuban Nurses in Exile” (1982). Stark developed a 34 week bilingual refresher course covering all nursing aspects including OB and Psychiatric care along with intensive one-year nursing program for foreign educated physicians.

Conclusion: Many of today’s clinical nurses and nursing faculty began their career at MDC.  All nursing graduates, like their predecessors, serve Miami’s ever growing community.

Keywords:
Cuban Missle Crisis and Pedro Pan; 50 years history of a nursing program
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Cuban Missle Crisis and the “Pedro Pan” Effect on a Nursing Program in South Floridaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMessmer, Patricia R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPettigrew, Amy Cen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Tauen_GB
dc.author.detailsPatricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, messmerpatricia@yahoo.com; Amy C Pettigrew, PhD, RN, CNE,ANEFen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308082-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Background: </b>October 1962 the world waited—seemingly on the brink of nuclear war—hoping for peaceful resolutions to Cuban Missile Crisis. <b>Operation Peter Pan</b> (1960- 1962), CIA  codename sent 14,000+ Cuban children to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami" title="Miami">Miami</a> without parents after rumors. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidel_Castro" title="Fidel Castro">Fidel Castro</a> planned to take children against parents’ wishes to military schools and Soviet labour camps. Decade saw stream of Cuban exiles filing through Freedom Tower. Miami Dade College (MDC) President, administrators and faculty own the Freedom Tower, hosting nursing events. <p>P<b>urpose </b>of historical study was to shed light of Cuban influence on MDC nursing program over 50 years <p><b>Methods:</b> Interviews from primary & secondary sources were collected along with historical documents.  Validity of documents: established by external criticism; reliability by internal criticism (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2010). <p><b>Results: </b>Over 19,000 nurses have earned their degrees from MDC (largest area provider of nursing education; 70% Hispanic). US government deeded old Marine airbases replete with buildings & barracks for $1.00<b>.  </b>Dade County Junior College ADN program began a new era of nursing education for Miami’s diverse community (1962). Chloe Trammel was the first director with 26 students. South campus opened (1967) with Director Cora Mazzagatti and 24 students. Mike Kinkead, President of Florida Student Nurses Association, was the 1<sup>st</sup>  male to graduate after spending 4 years as Air Force medic. North & South campuses merged into medical campus (1977). Florida Governor appointed Dean Jeanne Stark (Florida Board of Nursing chair) to address issues of licensing Cuban nurses, “Cuban Nurses in Exile” (1982). Stark developed a 34 week bilingual refresher course covering all nursing aspects including OB and Psychiatric care along with intensive one-year nursing program for foreign educated physicians. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Many of today’s clinical nurses and nursing faculty began their career at MDC.  All nursing graduates, like their predecessors, serve Miami’s ever growing community.en_GB
dc.subjectCuban Missle Crisis and Pedro Panen_GB
dc.subject50 years history of a nursing programen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:39Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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