Amy J Ritscher Pfeiffer


  • 4 years newborn nursery at Memorial Hospital
  • 2 years orthopedic floor at Memorial
  • 14 years in an M.D.'s office at Buffalo, Illinois
  • 14 years Psychiatric State facility in Springfield, Illinois

Since I was going into training late (October 1943) due to hospital moving to a new facility, the old hospital was used as a nurses' home.

I worked after graduating from high school at a government ammunition plant located near a small town (Illiopolis, Illinois), which was close to Springfield, Illinois. I worked there for 4 months.

I was very fortunate the Cadet Program began as this was my lifelong dream of being a nurse. My father had a heart attack several years before and thought my chance of being a nurse was not going to happen!

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Ritscher Pfeiffer
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Springfield Memorial School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois
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