Ancker Nurses Alumni Association Oral History Project: Interview with Katherine M. Fandrey
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Katie Fandrey grew up on a dairy farm in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. She attended high school in Whitehall, Wisconsin. She attended Ancker School of Nursing under the Cadet Nursing program and graduated in 1946. She retired from nursing in 1994 at the age of 69. She was an active member of the Ancker Nurses Alumni Association. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Initial interest in nursing, and why she chose Ancker to attend. Cadet Nursing program - costs, education prerequisites, commitment to serve upon graduation, wartime labor, equipment and supply shortages, Induction Ceremony. First impressions of Ancker School of Nursing, Social director, lobby, roommates. School expectations - social skills, how behavior infractions were handled. First impressions of Ancker Hospital - location, nurse's residence, benefits of city/county public facility, medications available. Probationary period for students, going to the University of Minnesota for basic science classes, acceptance letters, teachers as hospital staff, apprenticeship program - working in the hospital as students, uniforms, dress code, capping ceremony, pins, rotations, impression of Birgit Tofte, Miss Reynolds, Miss Sands, Miss Lubberts, Mrs. Sweeney, Dr. Broadie. Typical day and typical night for a student, student camaraderie, going to Moose Lake for psychiatric training, health care provided to ill nurses, Glee Club, sports, USO participation, Christmas party. Finding work after graduation, lodging opportunities. Interest in and activities with the Alumni Association. Changes in nursing over the years, increased specialization, technology, charting, medications, Medicare, cardiac care, and rewards of hospice nursing.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
41 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:17:23 running time
Creation Interviewee: Fandrey, Katherine Mueller
Interviewer: Sommer, Barbara W.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/21/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 83
Accession Number AV2001.102.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Ancker Nurses Alumni Association Oral History Project'

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