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Mary Elizabeth Carnegie - 2005

M. Elizabeth Carnegie, author of The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing Worldwide, dedicated her career to making black nurses visible in and contributors to nursing literature. A 1937 graduate of the Lincoln School for Nurses, she earned a BS from West Virginia State; as a Rockefeller Fellow, a certificate from the University of Toronto and MA from Syracuse University; and, a PhD from NYU. As President of the Florida State Association for Colored Graduates of Nursing, she pioneered integration of black nurses in professional organizations. She was the first black nurse elected to a state nurses association board (Florida). She was Chief Editor of Nursing Research, the developer and Dean of Hampton University School of Nursing and Dean of Florida A&M University College of Nursing. Her honors include eight honorary doctorates, induction into the Halls of Fame of Teachers College, ANA, FSNA and West Virginia State, an endowed nursing chair at Howard University and the M. Elizabeth Carnegie Archives at Hampton University.

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