Anne Dillon Jeffers

Anne Dillon JeffersI was too young to begin training in Iowa, so, at age seventeen, I left for Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Homesick, but determined, I quickly fell in love with nursing. During our training, we worked hard, developed close and lasting friendships and had a lot of fun times.  With the critical nursing shortage brought on by World War II, we were expected to provide nursing services throughout our training and had to learn quickly. 

After graduation from nursing school in 1947, I went for additional training in psychiatric nursing. My career included teaching; administration; psychiatric, geriatric and general nursing. I thoroughly enjoyed nursing and all that I learned from it. I appreciate the opportunity provided by the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps and am proud of the service I gave in return.

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University of Texas Nursing School in Houston, TX and Methodist Hospital School of Nursing
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