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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

Alumnae Associations, Reports of...., 45 

Committees, Reports of Standing 

American Journal of Nursing. 10 

Constitution and By-Laws 10 

Finance « . • > 10 

Legislation . >....., 11 

Membership o ..... « »...., 11 

Nominations •> .....,..>.. -> . . > 12 

Nursing Information. • 13 

Program .*.,,, 14 

Service Fund, , .,....«.,. 14 

Committees, Reports of Special 

Advisory to the Committee on Nursing Education and 

Service of the N C» Medical Care Commission ,.., 15 

Advisory to the Committee on Professional 

Counseling and Placement. , 15 

Board of Directors of N. C. State Nurses' Association 

on Linda Richards Achievement Award n . . * ........ » 22 

Civil Service , . » , t t ..........*.. 3 ....... , 16 

Mary Lewis Wyche Loan Fund. »«...,.:, o 16 

Nursing in Medical Care Plans .....,., „ ............ o 16 

Professional Counseling and Placement Service, .,,,.. , c . ... 17 

Red Cross Nursing Service 18 

Registries. 19 

Structure Study „ o « , 19 

Joint Committee on Education of the N. C« State Nurses' 

Association and N. Co League of Nursing Education. 20 

Joint Committee on Student Nurse Recruitment of the N. C. 
State Nurses' Association and the N, C. League of 

Nursing Education. .«.,».,.».»,.,. 22 

Joint Committee on Standardization 8 

Counseling and Placement Service, Report of.„ , 3 

Districts, Report of 

One, Asheville »• ............. .c ..... « 31 

Two, Winston-Salem. 32 

Three, Charlotte, <>..... . «,. ... ^ ...................... n ,.... . o. 33 

Four, Greensboro .« 34 

Five , Durham 35 

Six, Raleigh. 36 

Seven, Fayetteville 37 

Eight, Wilson . . . a 38 

Nine , Wilmington. ■,.... 39 

Educational Director, Report of..,.,. , <. . 7 

Executive Secretary, Report of,,... 1 

Headquarters' Office, Report of, *,....«••* 1 

N. C. Board of Nurse Examiners, Report of. .....,,. ..„ .. „ 7 

N. C. League of Nursing Education, Report of,,.....,.,,.. , 24 

Nursing in the Medical Care Commission, Report of 9 

Nurses' Clubs, Reports of,,, „.....* 40 

Sections, N.C.SiN.A., Reports of 

Institutional Staff , 27 

Office and Industrial. , , , . , 30 

Private Duty. 28 

Public Health 29 

Treasurer, Report of. 6 

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REPORT OF HEADQUARTERS' OFFICE 

of the 

WORTH CAROLINA STATE NURSES' ASSOCIATION 

415 Commercial Bldg., Raleigh, N.C. 

October 1, 1948 - September 30, 1949 

Mrs, Marie B. Noell, R.N., Executive Secretary 

Membership as of December 31, 1948 3,090 

Membership as of September 30, 1949 3,367 

Letters written 4,863 

Cards written 85 

Packages dispatched 96 

Membership transfers; 

From one state nurses' association to another 30 

From one district nurses' association to another 10 

History of Nursing in North Carolina - copies sold 8 

Conferences recorded 112 

Numerous conferences have been held with officers and members of the Asso- 
ciation, legal and public relations counsel, leaders of allied organizations 
and many others. 

FIELD WORK 

Districts Four, Five, Six and Seven were visited. 

Institutional Staff Nurse Section of District One visited three times; of 

District Six once; 
High Point Nurses' Club visited once; Salisbury Nurses' Club visited twice; 

Columbus County Nurses' Club visited once; Nurses in Rockingham County 

visited once, 

MEETINGS ATTENDED BY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

National 

Advisory Council of the American Nurses' Association, New York, New York, 
January 21-22, 1949. 

Structure Study Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 18-19, 1949. 

Committee on Employment Conditions for Nurses of the American Nurses' Asso- 
ciation, San Francisco, California, December 20-21, 1948; New York, New 
York, January 22, 1949> Chicago, Illinois, July 16-17, 1949. 

Committee on Structure of the National Nursing Organizations, New York, New 
York, November 3-4, 1948; January 27, 1949. 

Regional 

Regional Conference of Presidents and Executive Secretaries of State Nurses' 

Associations, Cleveland, Ohio, August 4-5, 1949. 
Southeastern Regional Conference of the National Association of Colored 

Graduate Nurses, Charlotte, October 22-23, 1948. (addressed group) 
Southeastern Regional Working Conference on Public Health Nursing, University 

of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, May 1-2-3, 1949. 
Annual Meeting of Carolinas-Virginias Hospital Association, Asheville, April 

21-22, 1949. 

State 

Forty-sixth Annual Convention of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association, 

Wilmington, October 17-23, 1948. 
Board of Directors, North Carolina State Nurses' association, Wilmington, 

October 17, 1948; Durham, March 12, 1949; Raleigh, June 9, 1949. 



Advisory Council, North Carolina State Nurses' Association, Wilmington, 

October 17, 1948 and Durham, March 12, 1949. 
Joint Meeting of Board of Directors of North Carolina State Nurses' Associa- 
tion and North Carolina Association of Negro Registered Nurses, Inc., 

Raleigh, June 9, 1949. 
Nursing Survey Committee of the University of North Carolina, Raleigh, October 

13, November 18, 1948 and January 12, 1949. 
Institutes on Structure Study, Raleigh, May 24-25, and Charlotte, June 3-4, 

1949. 
Student Nurse Contest, Raleigh, March 16, 1949. 

State Legislative Council, Raleigh, October 29, 1948, and March 25, 1949. 
Midyear Meeting Private Duty Section, North Carolina State Nurses' Associa- 
tion, Durham, March 11, 1949. 
Midyear Meeting, Office and Industrial Section, North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association, Winston-Salem, May 6, 1949o 
Nursing Section, Safety Conference, North Carolina Industrial Commission, 

Winston-Salem, May 6, 1949. 
Annual Meeting, North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurse Association, Inc., 

Raleigh, April 15, 1949. 
Council Institute of North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, Raleigh, 

September 15, 1949. 
American Cancer Society and Public Welfare Institute, Raleigh, October 12, 

1948. 
North Carolina Association of Negro Registered Nurses, Inc., Raleigh, June 

24, 1949. 
Annual Meeting North Carolina Tuberculosis Association, Winston-Salem, April 

18-19, 1949. 
Annual Meeting, North Carolina Hospital Association, Asheville, April 20, 1949. 
Annual Meeting, North Carolina Conference for Social Service, Durham, April 

24-26, 1949. 
Committee to Study Organization of State Health Council, Durham, April 26, 1949. 
Conference on Family Life, Raleigh, November 16-17, 1948. 
State Health Conference and Organization Meeting of State Health Council, Raleigh, 

September 29-30, 1949. 

State Committees 

Joint Committee on Education of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association 

and North Carolina League of Nursing Education, Raleigh, October 1, 1948, 

January 19, and May 27, 1949. 
Joint Committee on Recruitment of North Carolina State Nurses' Association and 

North Carolina League of Nursing Education, Raleigh, January 19, 1949. 
Committee on Professional Counseling and Placement, Raleigh, January 19, and 

Advisory Committee, Raleigh, May 27, 1949. 
Committee on Legislation, Raleigh, February 16, 1949. 
Committee on Finance, Raleigh, September 14, 1949. 
Committee on Arrangements, High Point, September 9, 1949. 
Committee on Membership, Raleigh, February 23* 1949. 
Committee on Prepayment Plans, Durham, April 26, 1949. 
Committee on Program, North Carolina State Nurses' Association, Raleigh, June 

9, 1949. 
Elected Committee on Economic Security of Institutional Staff Nurse Section of 

North Carolina State Nurses* Association, Durham, March 11 and Raleigh, 

September 13, 1949. 
Elected Committee on Economic Security of Private Duty Section, North Carolina 

State Nurses' Association, Greensboro, January 5 and Raleigh, February 15, 

1949. 

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Elected Committee on Economic Security of Office and Industrial Section, 

North Carolina State Nurses' Association, Raleigh, August 15, 1949. 
Committee of Board of Directors of North Carolina State Nurses 1 Association 

to make suggestions to A.N. A. Committee on Nominations, Raleigh, June 24, 

and Asheviile, August 20, 1949. 
Committee of Ebard of Directors of North Carolina State Nurses' Association 

on Linda Richards achievement Award, Raleigh, January 12 and February 23, 

1949, 
Sub-committee on Program of Committee to Study Organization of State Health 

Council, Raleigh, June 23 and August 26, 1949. 
Committee on Student Nurse Association, Charlotte, June 3, 1949. 

MISCELLANEOUS WORK DONE BY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

Prepared copy and edited all issues of the Tar Heel Nurse , official publication 

of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association. 
Compiled and edited Proceedings of 1948 Annual Convention. 
Prepared "Circular of Information for District Officers." 
Compiled and sent supplies such as membership cards and forms and transfer forms 

to district officers. 
Dispatched quantities of informational material to members on various subjects. 
Prepared Biennial Report of North Carolina State Nurses ' Association for 

Southern Division of A.N. A. meeting which was held in San Antonio, Texas, 

May 16-17-18, 1949. 
Made preparations for State Contest to Select "Miss North Carolina Student Nurse 

of 1949." 
Made preparations for Miss Pearl Mclver's visit to North Carolina. 
Assisted all National Consultants in making visits to North Carolina. 
Participated in program of Annual Homecoming of Rex Hospital Alumnae Association, 

which was held on Linda Richard's Day, November 16, 1948. 
Participated in radio broadcast on Student Nurse Recruitment, WPTF, Raleigh, 

February 3, 1949. 
Served as member of Board of Directors and two committees of North Carolina 

Tuberculosis Association. 
Conducted an institute on Structure Study for the Graduate Nurses' Association 

of Virginia j Richmond, Virginia, September 23, 1949. 

REPORT OF COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT SERVICE OFFICE 

of the 

NORTH CAROLINA STATE NURSES' ASSOCIATION 

415 Commercial Building, Raleigh, N.C. 

October 1, 1948 - September 30, 1949 

Helen E. Peeler, R.N., Counselor 

Pieces of outgoing mail 4,633 

Nurse Application Forms sent out ■ 292 

Nurse Application Forms received 151 

Job Description Forms sent out 195 

Job Description Forms received 169 

Confidential Notices of vacancies referred to applicants 274 

Total number of conferences with nurses and student nurses 216 

Total number of conferences with employers of nurses 63 

Total number of other conferences 102 

Total number of Professional Biographies of nurses on file 315 

Total number of open positions for nurses on file 179 

Total number of tests given throughout the state— 29 

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Total number of positions filled and assisted in filling by counselor 29 

Total number of registrants placed and assisted placed by counselor 38 

Field Work 

Forty-four special counseling days - six in District One; five and one-half in 
District Two; nine in District Three; seven and one-half in District Four; 
one and one-half in District Five; two in District Seven; nine in District 
Eight jand three and one-half in District nine. Counselor is available for 
counseling in District Six in Headquarters' Office at all times, when not 
doing field work. 

Visited Districts One, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight. 

Visited Columbus County Nurses' Club, Alamance Nurses' Club, Reidsville Nurses' 
Club, Salisbury Nurses' Club, Dunn Nurses' Club, and High Point Nurses' Club; 
and visited Nurses in Rockingham County, and Goldsboro staff nurses. 

Visited Martin Memorial Alumnae and Woodard-Herring Alumnae Association. 

Talked to the senior students at fourteen schools of nursing, the student body 
at two schools of nursing, and the graduate staff at six hospitals regarding 
the program of vrork of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association and Pro- 
fessional Counseling and Placement Service. 

Talked with five groups of pre-clinicals regarding "Nursing as a profession" 
and the program of work of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association, 

Talked with five groups of high school students regarding "Nursing as a Pro- 
fession. " 

Accompanied Miss Juanita Lee, "Miss North Carolina Student Nurse of 1949, " on 
a Recruitment Tour through the state participating in radio programs and 
visiting high schools, colleges, and civic organizations in various cities 
and small towns. 

Assisted with State Board Examinations, October 6 and 7 and talked to one group 
of examinees regarding Professional Counseling and Placement Service. 

Attended an Institute sponsored by District Three in Charlotte, May 19, 1949, 
and spoke on North Carolina Professional Counseling and Placement Service. 

Meetings Attended by Counselors : 

National 

Conference for State Counselors and State Representatives of Directors of 
Murses, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 21-25, 1949. 

Regional 

Southeastern Regional Working Conference on Public Health Nursing, University 
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, May 1-2-3, 1949. 

S tate 

Forty-sixth Annual Convention of the North Carolina State Nurses ' Association, 
Wilmington, October 17-23, 1948. 

Board of Directors, North Carolina State Nurses' Association, Wilmington, 
October 17, 1948; Durham, March 12, 1949; Raleigh, June 9, 1949. 

Advisory Council, North Carolina State Nurses' Association, Wilmington, October 
17, 1948; Durham, March 12, 1949. 

Joint Meeting of Board of Directors of North Carolina State Nurses' Associa- 
tion, and North Carolina Association of Negro Registered Nurses, Inc., 
Raleigh, June 9, 1949. 

North Carolina Mental Health Council, Raleigh, January 10, 1949. 

Institute on Structure Study, Raleigh, May 24-25, and Charlotte, June 3-4* 
1949* 

Student Nurse Contest, Raleigh, March 16, 1949. 

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Midyear Meeting, Institutional Staff Nurse Section, North Carolina State 

Nurses' Association, Durham, March 11, 1949. 
Conference of faculty members and students to study the possibility of organ- 
izing a State Student Nurse Association, Durham, March 11, 1949a 
Midyear Meeting, Office and Industrial Section, North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association, Winston-Salem, May 6, 1949. 
Nursing Section, Safety Conference, North Carolina Industrial Commission, 

Winston-Salem, May 6, 1949 • 
Annual Meeting, North Carolina Conference for Social Service, Durham, April 

24-26, 1949. 
Annual Meeting of North Carolina Association of Negro Registered Nurses, Inc., 

Raleigh, June 24, 1949. 
State Health Conference and Organization Meeting of State Health Council, 

Raleigh, September 29-30, 1949. 
Meeting of Board of Directors, and Committee Chairmen of North Carolina League 

of Nursing Education, Durham, January 14, 1949. 
Meeting of North Carolina League of Nursing Education, Chapel Hill, March 17, 

1949. 
Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Division of the State-Wide Conference on 

School Health Education, Physical Education and Safety, University of North 

Carolina, Chapel Hill, November 6, 1948. 
American Cancer Society and Annual Public Welfare Institute, Raleigh, October 

12, 1948. 
Council Institute of North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, Raleigh, 

September 15, 1949. 

State Committees 

Joint Committee on Education of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association 

and North Carolina League of Nursing Education, Raleigh, October 1, 1948, 

January 19, and May 27, 1949. 
Joint Committee on Recruitment of North Carolina State Nurses' Association and 

North Carolina League of Nursing Education, Raleigh, January 19, 1949. 
Curriculum Committee of North Carolina League of Nursing Education, Raleigh, 

October 1, 1948. 
Sub-committee to Joint Committee on Education, October 27, 1948. 
Joint Committee on Standardisation for Professional Schools of Nursing, Raleigh, 

November 4, 1948. 
Advisory Committee Meeting of the North Carolina College, Durham, December 

15, 1948. 
Annual Business Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Good Health Association, 

and the Luncheon Meeting, Raleigh, December 17, 1948. 
Elected Committee on Economic Security of Private Duty Section, North Carolina 

State Nurses' Association, Greensboro, January 5, and Raleigh, February 

15, 1949. 

Committee of Board of Directors of North Carolina State Nurses' Association, 

on Linda Richards Achievement Award, Raleigh, January 12, and February 23, 

1949. 
Committee on Professional Counseling and Placement, Raleigh, January 19, 1949. 
Committee on Legislation, Raleigh, February 16, 1949. 
Committee on Membership, Raleigh, February 21, 1949. 
Advisory Committee to the Committee on Professional Counseling and Placement, 

Raleigh, May 27, 1949. 
Committee of Directors of Nurses and Student Nurses to study the organization 

of a State Student Nurse Association, Charlotte, June 3, 1949. 
Committee on Program, North Carolina State Nurses' Association, Raleigh, 

June 9, 1949. 

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Committee of Board of Directors of North Carolina State Nurses' Association 
to make suggestions to A.N. A. Committee on Nominations, Raleigh, June 24, 

1949. 
Elected Committee on Economic Security of Institutional Staff Nurse Section of 

North Carolina State Nurses ' Association, Durham, March 11, and Raleigh, 

September 13, 1949. 
Committee on Arrangements, High Point, September 9, 1949. 
Committee on Finance, Raleigh, September 14, 1949. 

District Meetings 

Committee on Professional Counseling and Placement of District One, Asheville, 

June 7, 1949. 
Committee of District Seven to study the possibility of a Professional Registry 
in the District, Fayetteville, February 16, 1949. 

Miscellaneous VJork Done by Counselor 

Dispatched quantities of the pamphlet "Unlock the Door to Your Nursing Personnel 
Service," which describes the organization, purpose and function of Profes- 
sional Counseling and Placement Service. 

Assisted all National Consultants in making visits to North Carolina and worked 
with Miss Stephanie Convelski, Personnel Consultant, A.N. A., Professional 
Counseling and Placement Service in Headquarters' Office and in doing field 
work, February 5-11. 

Assisted with Student Contest, Raleigh, March 16, 1949. 

Attended a showing of the National Tuberculosis Motion Picutre, Raleigh, 
January 27, 1949. 

Prepared and gave a paper on "Educational Opportunities for Industrial Nurses," 
at the Nursing Section of the State-Wide Industrial Safety Conference, 
Winston-Salem, May 6, 1949. 

Sent 136 letters to newly registered nurses in North Carolina explaining the 
functions of Professional Counseling and Placement Services. 

Prepared a brief report of the conference for Counselors and Directors of Nurses 
held in Minnesota in March, and dispatched it to all directors of nurses in 
the hospitals in North Carolina. 

Administered two Basic Information and Judgment Tests to registered nurses. 

Administered twenty-five League Pre-Wursing and Guidance Tests to prospective 
student nurses. 

Administered two Achievement and Mental Ability Tests to nursing school appli- 
cants to establish high school equivalency. 

Sent information regarding the North Carolina Schools of Nursing to a great 
number of high school students. 

REPORT OF TREASURER 
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Clement, R.N. 

Balance, October 1, 1948 $ 12,259.33 

Composed of: 

Checking Account (Guilford National Bank) $ 5,921.86 

Savings Account (Bank of Greensboro) 1,083,47 

U.S. War Bonds (Cost) 5,254.00 

Receipts, October 1, 1948 - September 12, 1949 35,049.08 

Total Balance and Receipts 47,308.41 

Disbursements, October 1, 1948 - September 12, 1949 32,609.79 

Balance, September 12, 1949 14,698.62 

Composed of: 

Checking Account (Guilford National Bank) | 8,361.15 

Savings Account (Bank of Greensboro) 1,083,47 

U.S. War Bonds (Cost) 5,254.00 

Total Balance $ 14,698.62 

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REPORT OF EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR 
Miriam Daughtry, R.N. 

During the period from September, 1948, to May, 1949* the Educational 
Director visited all the forty-six professional schools of nursing which 
included four affiliation schools. 

She made specific recommendations to the schools and presented the 
reports to the members of the Joint Committee of Standardization for Schools 
of Professional Nursing at its annual meeting on Kay 26, 1949. 

At this meeting special committees, which included the Educational 
Director, were appointed to revisit some of the schools to see whether or not 
the recommendations had been carried out before full accreditation could be 
given those schools. 

It was found that in most cases the hospitals had cooperated in their 
efforts to carry out the recommendations in order that their school could be 
accredited. 

Following is the enrollment of students in the schools of nursing for 
the past three years: (This is the enrollment of preclinical students). 

Enrollment in the fall of 1947 — 642 
Enrollment in the fall of 1948 — 1115 
Enrollment in the fall of 1949 — 1003 



REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF NURSE EXAMINERS 
Ethel F. Burton, R.N., President 

The members of the North Carolina Board of Nurse Examiners conducted 
examinations on April 13 and 14, 1949, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

Report of the Examinations 

Reported for examinations 152 

Passed examinations 146 

Registered in recognition of their 

registration in other states 190 

There were 346 enrolled for the examinations on October 5 and 6, 1949. 

The State Board Test Pool Series 747 was given in all subjects for the 
first time April, 1949. The State Board Test Pool Series 949 was given 
October, 1949. This series is composed of a set of six integrated examinations, 
These are as follows: 

1. Medical Nursing 2. Surgical Nursing 3. Obstetric and Gynecologic 
Nursing 4. Nursing of Children 5. Psychiatric Nursing 6. Communi- 
cable Disease Nursing. 

Each examination booklet has a cover page which lists the titles of the 
various areas covered in that examination. 

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Approximately 7,295 have renewed their license for 1949, including 695 
who did not renew their license in 1948 and paid the fee for reinstatement ^ 
The law relating to professional nursing states the following: 

"Any licensee who allows his or her license to lapse by failing to renew 
the license as provided above (referring to above paragraph of law) may be 
reinstated by the Board on satisfactory explanation for such failure to renew 
his or her license and on payment of a fee of five dollars ($5.00). " 

The secretary endorsed applications for approximately 300 nurses apply- 
ing for registration without examinations in other states from March 15, 1949 
to October 15, 1949. 

Balance in treasury to date is #17,832. 30. 



REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON STANDARDIZATION 
Amy Louise Fisher, R.N., Chairman 

The personnel of the Joint Committee on Standardization for Schools 
of Professional Nursing is as follows: 

Amy Louise Fisher, R.N., Chairman, from the N.C. State Nurses' Associa- 
tion. 

Miriam Daughtry, R.N., Secretary and Educational Director, from the 
N.C. Board of Nurse Examiners. 

Helen Nahm, R.N., from the N.C. State Nurses' Association. 

Ethel F. Burton, R.N., from the N.C. Board of Nurse Examiners. 

Mrs. Esther L. Creasman, R.N., from the N.C. Board of Nurse Examiners. 

Hildred Harrison, R.N., from the N.C. State Nurses' Association. 

Moir S. Martin, M.D., from the N.C. Board of Nurse Examiners. 

Louten R. Hedgpeth, M.D., from the N.C. Board of Nurse Examiners. 

George L. Carrington, M.D., from the N.C. Hospital Association. 

A. L. Daughtrid'ge, M.D., from the N.C. Hospital Association. 

H. L. Brockmann, M.D., from the N.C. Hospital Association. 

Sample B. Forbus, from the N.C. Hospital Association. 

There was a meeting of the Committee on May 26, 1949. This was the 
regular annual meeting for the accreditation of schools of nursing. At this 
time the Educational Director had visited all the schools of nursing in the 
state, and she presented her reports to the Committee. 

Three schools were in the process of closing: Grace Hospital, Banner 
Elk, closed on October 17, 1949c Tayloe Hospital, Washington, closed its 
professional school on September 1, 1949. Mary Elizabeth Hospital will close 
its school when all students who are there now complete their 1095 days. 

Following are the four schools that were approved for affiliation only: 
Babies' Hospital, Wilmington, pediatrics; N. C. State Hospital, Raleigh, 
psychiatry; N. C. Orthopedic Hospital, Gastonia, pediatrics; Sternberger's 
Hospital, Greensboro, pediatrics. 

It is necessary for twenty-six of the schools of nursing to affiliate in 
one or more services for a period of three to nine months in order to meet the 
requirements for accreditation. 

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Approximately fourteen of the schools that meet the requirements have 
already included a psychiatric affiliation in their basic program so that their 
students may receive a more complete experience during the three-year course. 
Other schools are making plans to affiliate in this service. 

The Educational Director has begun her visits to the schools of nursing 
for this school year. 

According to the September quarterly reports there are 2569 students 
enrolled in the schools of nursing in North Carolina. Of this number 1003 
are preliminary students who were admitted in September, 1949. 

NURSING IN THE MEDICAL CARE COMMISSION 
Flora Wakefield, R.N., Member, N. C. Medical Care Commission 
Representing the N. C.S.N. A. 

A map prepared by the North Carolina Medical Care Commission July 15, 1949 
shows the location of thirty-five local general hospitals that have been approved 
by the Medical Care Commission representing 2043 new hospital beds. Nearly all 
projects are located in rural counties and eleven are in counties which previous- 
ly had no hospital facilities whatever. 

Reports of this kind are a challenge to the nursing profession. We should 
be concerned with the nursing service for the sick who will occupy these beds. 
The Advisory Committee of the State Nurses' Association to the committee on 
Nursing Education and Service of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission recog- 
nized this challenge when they asked for a thorough study of nursing resources 
and nursing education in the state. 

Through efforts of the Committee on Nursing Education and Nursing Service 
of the Medical Care Commission, the Commission requested the University of North 
Carolina to make a survey of nursing resources and nursing education. A committee 
representing professional and lay groups was appointed by Dr. Frank P. Graham, 
who was president of the University at that time. The committee has five sub- 
committees working on special phases of the survey. At the request of the sub- 
committee on Hospital Schools of Nursing, the committee authorized the employment 
of Miss Julia Miller, Dean of the School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, 
Georgia, to make a study of the hospital nursing schools in the state. 

Early in the spring, Miss Miller spent three weeks visiting all the hospi- 
tal nursing schools and has prepared a very informative report for consideration 
by the committee. Other sub-committees are busy studying and preparing data. 
When the data is completed, the Survey Committee will prepare a report with rec- 
ommendation to the Medical Care Commission. It is hoped that from this study 
will come a program for improved nursing service and a long-range plan for 
nursing education in North Carolina. 

The Legislature of 1945 provided for a Loan Fund of £50,000 for training 
physicians to work in rural communities in the state. The 1947 Legislature made 
the loan fund available to students of nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. As very 
few applications for loans were received, the Medical Care Commission did not 
feel the need for requesting additional funds. However, late in 1948, too late 
to request the Budget Bureau for additional appropriation for this biennium 
requests for loans were made, and during the first seven months of 1949 twenty 
four approved applications were received. Eleven of the applicants received 
loans. These with those already approved will use up the amount of money 

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available. This means that until the Legislature meets in 1951 no further loans 
can be granted. While only a few nurses made application for the loan, it was 
available to them. Until funds are available through the Medical Care Commission, 
information on loans and scholarships is available and should be investigated. 

Mr. James H. Clarke, who has so ably served as chairman of the Medical 
Care Commission for the past four years, was re-elected chairman at a meeting 
of the commission on September 16, 1949. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON "AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING" 
Helen E. Peeler, R.N., Chairman 

This committee has not had a regular meeting, but the chairman has dis- 
cussed the functions and activities of the committee with each member. The other 
two members of the committee are: Nell Koons, from V/ilmington, and Elinor 
Ellwanger, from Charlotte. 

On May 26, 1949, the Chairman mailed a skit on the use of The American 
Journal of Nursing to presidents of district nurses' associations, chairmen of 
the district American Journal of Nursing; committees and directors of schools 
of nursing and to be used as a suggested program on The American Journal of 
Nursing . 

This skit was written by Jeanette Stroud and Emma Jane Sloop, freshmen 
students, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, 

The Committee suggested to the district nurses' association that each 
of them devote one program a year to this magazine. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS 
Ann Rhodes, R.N., Chairman 

Other members of this Committee are Mrs. Adelaide J. Peiffer of Wilmington, 
and Mrs, Jane Lawrence of Winston-Salem. The Committee has not met this year. 
All business has been transacted by correspondence. 

The Committee has not received any proposals to amend the By-Laws of the 
North Carolina State Nurses' Association. 

The proposed amendments to the By-Laws of two district nurses' associa- 
tions were reviewed. One was approved. 

The proposed amendments to the By-Laws of four alumnae associations were 
reviewed and suggestions were made, 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Clement, R.N., Chairman 

The Committee on Finance is composed of the Treasurer, Mrs. Edith Brocker 
of Chapel Hill, and Lula Craig of Asheville. 

The Committee met in Raleigh on September 14, 1949, at which time the 
budgets for Headquarters' Office and the North Carolina State Nurses' Association 

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were considered very carefully. The budgets for the coming year were prepared 
and recommended to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina State Nurses' 
Association, 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION 
Miriam Daughtry, R.N., Chairman 

The Committee on Legislation is composed of Miriam Daughtry, Chairman, 
and Mrs. Marie B. Noell, Co-Chairman; Mrs. Maude S. Morgan, Ashevillej Elinor 
Ellwanger, Charlotte; Ellen Bruton, Pinehurst; and Mrs. Jessamine B. Cass, 
Winston-Salem. 

The Committee met in Raleigh on February 16, 1949, at which time the 
strategy on the Association's Program of Legislation was planned. This plan was 
approved by the Board of Directors of the Association. 

Letter bulletins on pending State and Federal Legislation were sent fre- 
quently to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina State Nurses' Associa- 
tion, presidents of district and alumnae associations, chairmen of nurses' clubs, 
officers of state and district sections, registrars and county legislative 
chairmen. 

Progress reports were published in the March and September issues of the 
Tar Heel Nurse . 

The North Carolina State Nurses' Association is a member organization of 
the State Legislative Council, which was organized in 1920 for the purpose of 
coordinating the legislative interests and efforts of state-wide women's organ- 
izations in order to present a united front to the General assembly and to avoid 
duplication of effort in offering bills, as well as opposing undesirable measures. 
The North Carolina State Nurses' Association was represented by the President, 
the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Committee on Legislation and Helen Nahm at 
the meetings of the Council on October 29, 1948 and March 25, 1949. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP 
Mrs. Alma Kee McCracken, R.N., Chairman 

The Membership Committee had only one meeting in 1949 which was held in State 
office with Mrs. Marie Noell, State Executive Secretary, Miss Helen Peeler, 
Associate Executive Secretary, all three members - Miss Nelle B. Smith, Miss Emma 
Chaff in and Mrs. Alma K. McCracken, attending. This was on February 28th. 

A plan was mapped out designed to inform members and nurses who are not 
members of the Association about the advantages of membership in the professional 
nursing organizations through the Tar Heel Nurse and the membership committees 
of the district nurses' associations. 

Due to the fact that only about one half of the nurses currently registered 
were members of the State Nurses' Association in 1948, the Committee felt that a 
campaign would be timely and worth while to try to increase our membership at 
least fifty per cent this year. 

The following suggestions were made to all district nurses' associations: 

1. That each district association have an active Committee on Membership 
to carry out the following suggestions: 

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a. 



b. 



d. 



That each delinquent (regardless of how long it has been 
since she was a member) be invited to become reinstated. 
That the district committee be assisted by a representative 
of the district from each community within the district to 
secure a list of all nurses employed in hospitals, public 
health agencies, industries and doctors' offices) and that 
all nurses listed, who are not members, be invited to join. 
That the officers of all alumnae associations within the 
district be urged to devote the program of one monthly 
meeting to "The Value of Membership and Participation in 
Professional Nursing Organizations," 
That all young graduates be extended an invitation to 
become a member immediately after graduation. 



2. That the proposed re-districting of the North Carolina State Nurses' 
Association be considered as essential in gaining additional members 
for the Association and that more and smaller districts be organized 
if local circumstances warrant such. 

At the time of this writing, there are 3*360 members, a gain of 654 over 
the June 30, 1948 report of 2,706 members. 

The Committee Chairman has written approximately twenty-five letters to 
hospitals, public health agencies, industries, office nurses, and individuals in 
Western North Carolina, inviting them to join the State Association, 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 
Mrs. Eva W. Warren, R.N., Chairman 

Other Jfembers of the Committee are Eula E. Rackley, Lumbertonj Lula Craig, 
Asheville; Lillian George, Wilmington; Virginia Tesh, Winston-Salem. 

The Committee requested suggestions for officers from the nine district 
nurses' associations in April. The Committee met at Headquarters' Office in 
Raleigh on June 18, 1949* to review the suggestions made by the districts. These 
suggestions were again reviewed on August 12, to replace those nominated who could 
not serve. 

The Report of the Committee is as follows; 

NORTH CAROLINA STATE NURSES' ASSOCIATION 



President 

First Vice-President 

Second Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Directors 



Mrs. Louise P. East, R.N, 

Elaine Mashburn, R.N. 

Mrs. Flora W. Stanley, R.N. 

Mrs. Thelma Warters Riggs, R.N. 

Esther Thorne, R.N. 

Eula Rackley, R.N. 

Sybil Craig, R.N. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Clement, R,N, 

Mrs. Lena P. Stanley, R„N. 

Mrs. Edith Brocker, R.N, 

Mrs. Lucille Crabtree, R.N. 

Lucy Masten, R.N. 

Gertrude Sykes, R.N. 



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Asheville 

Asheville 

Durham 

Wilmington 

Raleigh 

Lumberton 

Raleigh 

Greensboro 

Goldsboro 

Chapel Hill 

Burlington 

Wilmington 

Asheville 









Board of Nurse Examiners 
Committee on Nominations 






Ethel Faye Burton, R.N. 
C. Margaret Johnson, R.N. 
Montrose Austin, R.N. 
Augusta Laxton, R.N. 
Mrs. A, H. Thompson, R.N. 
Mrs. Katheryn T. Peebles, R.N. 

The following reports from the Sections of the North Carolina State Nurses' 
Association and the North Carolina League of Nursing Education have been sub- 
mitted: 



Charlotte 

Sanford 

Charlotte 

Morganton 

Rocky Mount 

Raleigh 



Chairman 

First Vice-Chairman 
Second Vice-Chairman 
Secretary 

Committee on Economic 
Security 



Chairman 

First Vice-Chairman 

Second Vice-Chairman 

Secretary 



Chairman 

First Vice-Chairman 

Second Vice-Chairman 

Secretary 



Chairman 

First Vice-Chairman 

Secretary 



INSTITUTIONAL STAFF NURSE SECTION 

Mae Duncan, R„N 
Esther Thorne, R.N. 
Margaret Ann Miller, R.N. 
Doris Flowers, R.N, 

Odessa Isaflhour, R»N» 
Louise Rhymer 

PRIVATE DUTY SECTION 

Mrs. Bessie Robinson, R.N. 
Venus Faircloth, R e N. 
Mrs. Dorothy Ayers, R.N. 
Fannie Dean, R.N. 

PUBLIC HEALTH SECTION 

Louise Croom, R.N. 
Mrs. Louise McDaniel, R.N. 
Annie Robinson, R.N. 
Agnes Campbell, R.N. 

OFFICE AND INDUSTRIAL SECTION 

Agnes Kellam, R.N, 
Ruth Douthit, R.N. 
Mildred Lee, R.N. 



Vice-President 

Secretary 

Directors 



NORTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF NURSING EDUCATION 

Hildred Harrison, R.N. 
Jean Riddle, R.N. 
Dorothy Smith, R.N^ 
Margaret Cheek, R.N. 
C. Margaret Johnson, R.N. 
Ruth E. Bunker, R.N. 



Winston-Salem 
Raleigh 
Wilmington 
Goldsboro 

Winston-Salem 
Asheville 



Charlotte 
Winston-Salem 
Wilmington 
Greensboro 



Sanford 
Salisbury 
Concord 
Statesville 



Burlington 
Greensboro 
Rocky Mount 



Winston-Salem 

Raleigh 

Durham 

Winston-Salem 

Sanford 

Oteen 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NURSING INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS 
Helen E. Peeler, R.N., Chairman 

This Committee has not had a meeting, but has worked with the Public 
Relations Counsel of the North Carolina State Nurses • Association and closely 
with Headquarters ' Office in promoting a program of public relations for the 
Association. 

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Many bulletins and other informative materials relative to the activities 
of the profession have been dispatched to leaders of district alumnae associa- 
tions and nurses' clubs. Releases were given to the press at frequent intervals 
regarding the various phases of the program of work of the association. Also, 
pamphlets on Recruitment and Counseling have been widely distributed. 

Much material and many speakers have been provided for various units of 
the North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs and Civic Organizations. 

Mr. Scott Summers, Public Relations Counsel of the North Carolina State 
Nurses' Association, prepared an article onTublic Relations in Action, 1 ' for the 
September, 1949 issue of the Tar Heel Nurse . 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PROGRAM 
Mrs. Marie B. Noell, R.N., Chairman 

The Committee on Program is composed of the Executive Secretary, the 
President of the North Carolina League of Nursing Education, and the chairmen 
of all the sections of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association. 

One Meeting of the Committee was held on June 9, 1949, at which time the 
program for the 1949 Convention was planned. Mrs. Kate Milliard and Miss Hazel 
Johnson, Co-Chairmen of the Committee on Arrangements, met with us. Upon 
completion, the program was published in the Tar Heel Nurse . 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SERVICE FUND 
Annie H. Robinson, R.N., Chairman 

Receipts : 

Balance in checking account September 15, 1948 -$ 378.03 

Dues, N. C.S.N. A. from September 15, 1948 to 

September 15, 1949 1,667.96 

Accumulated income - Service Fund, transferred 

to chocking account-- 1,077.74 

Total $ 3,228.77 

Disbursements : 

To 14 Beneficiaries, ;15 a month for 12 months $ 2,520.00 

Stamps 6.00 

Total . $ 2,527*75 

Balance in checking account, September 15, 1949 $ 701.02 

In March 1949, one of our beneficiaries died and another one was added to 
our roll in April 1949. At the present time, the districts are represented as 
follows: District One — two beneficiaries; District Two — one beneficiary; 
District Five — two beneficiaries; District Seven — one beneficiary; District 
Eight — two beneficiaries; and District Nine — six beneficiaries. 

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REPORT OF SPECIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA STATE NURSES' ASSOCIATION TO THE 

COMMITTEE ON NURSING EDUCATION AND SERVICE OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL CARE COMMISSION 

Mrs. Eva W. Warren, R.N., Chairman 

There has been no necessity for this Committee to function during the 
past year. It has been suggested, however, that this special committee be dis- 
solved and that a sub-committee of the Joint Committee on Education of the North 
Carolina State Nurses' Association, and the North Carolina League of Nursing 
Education be appointed to advise the Committee on Nursing Education and Service 
of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission, 



REPORT OF SPECIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE COMMITTEE ON 

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT SERVICE 
Lou Alice Arbogast, R.N., Chairman 

The Special Advisory Committee to the Committee on Professional Counseling 
and Placement Service is composed of the following members: Elaine Mashburn, 
R.N., Asheville; Lillian Sebrell, R.N., Wilmington; Joyce Warren, R.N., Winston- 
Salem; Catherine Dennis, State Supervisor, Home Economic Education, Department 
of Public Instruction, Raleigh; Edith Arrington, Religious Director, School of 
Nursing, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem; Mr. Scott Summers, 
Public Relations Counsel of North Carolina State Nurses' Association, Raleigh; 
Mr. Stanley Moore, Hospital Administrator, Grace Hospital, Morganton; and Frances 
Jeffers, Counselor, Duke Hospital School of Nursing, Durham. 

One meeting was held in Raleigh on May 27, 1949, at which time Miss 
Elizabeth White, Director of Nurses, Charlotte Memorial Hospital, and Miss Peeler 
gave a report of the Conference on Professional Counseling and Placement for 
state counselors and representatives of directors of nurses, which was held at 
the Continuation Center, University of Minnesota, in March, 1949. The Committee 
suggested that this report be sent with a cover letter to all directors of 
nurses in North Carolina 

The Members of the Committee made the following suggestions regarding 
means of publicity, means of interpretation of the use of the service, and the 
expansion of the North Carolina Professional Counseling and Placement Service: 

1. The Counselor should continue to do as much field work as possible, 

2. A personal letter should be written to both the director of nurses 
and hospital administrator of each hospital in the area, prior 

to the Counselor's local visit emphasizing the fact that the 
Service may be used by both the employer and the nurse. 

3. Local radio programs should be planned preceding the Counselor's 
visit. 

h» True stories or statements about the Service and a list of 
available jobs should be published in the Tar Heel Nurse . 

5. The Counselor should prepare material relative to the Service 
and distribute it to the instructors to use in Professional 
Adjustment Classes. 

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6. In speaking to senior students, the Counselor should emphasize the 
importance of each having her professional record compiled. 

7. Local nurses should be encouraged to give true stories relative 
to the Service to the newspaper editors for publication. 

8. A suggested procedure for writing a human interest story should 
be prepared and published in the Tar Heel Nurse . 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SERVICE 
Lucy Monroe, R.N., Chairman 

No Report 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MARY LEWIS WTCHE LOAN FUND 
Mrs. Kate W. Williamson, R.N., Chairman 

Balance in Savings Account (First Citizens Bank and 

Trust Company, Fayetteville, N.C.) October 1, 1948 $1,766.99 

Receipts : 

Contribution: 

Rex Hospital Alumnae Association $ 5.00 

Interest ■ 31.59 

$ 36.59 36.59 

#1,803.58 

Disbursements: 



Idell Buchan Memorial Loan Fund 188. 64 188. 64 

Balance on hand September 30, 1949 $1,614.94 

Other members of this Committee are Miriam Daughtry and C. Margaret 
Johnson. 

Three requests for information about educational loan funds have been 
received and answered, but no applications for loans have been received. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON NURSING IN MEDICAL CARE PLANS 
Mrs. Emily Pickard, R.N., Chairman 

Early in 1949 the A.N. A. and N.O.P.H.N. Board of Directors voted to 
change the name of this Joint Committee from Nursing in Prepayment Health Plans 
to Nursing in Medical Care Plans. There was also a slight revision in the 
statement of principles. 

OVER-ALL PRINCIPLES 

1. The expansion of medical care plans with provision for nursing 
service, including nursing care in the home, should be encour- 
aged. Because co-ordination of medical and allied services is 
the most effective method of providing health services, and 
because nursing care should be given only in connection with 
medical care, it is not advisable to set up a separate plan 
for nursing. 

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2. Care by both professional and practical nurses is an integral 
part of medical care programs. Qualifications for practical 
nurses accepted by the professional nurse group will be the 
recognized qualifications for practical nurses employed in 
these programs. 

3. More experimentation in the administration of medical care 
plans including prepayment health insurance plans on both state 
and local levels is needed for the development of a national 
health program, 

4. In addition to voluntary effort, governmental assistance is 
necessary for obtaining adequate distribution of health 
services. 

5. The consumer should decide what type or types of medical care 
plans, including insurance plans, should be encouraged. 

There is a great deal of interest in North Carolina now in medical care 
plans. However, this committee does not know of any instance in North Carolina 
where nursing services are included in such plans. All of us are perhaps 
familiar with the new Blue Cross Plan of the Hospital Care Association, Inc., 
which gives complete hospital care with all extras. 

We are told that special nursing was not included because of the shortage 
of nurses now, and that if nursing had been included the cost would have been 
prohibitive. 

We feel that the nursing profession should be represented in both the 
planning and the administrative phases of medical care plans. 

Other members of this Committee are Misses Flora 7/akefield and Josephine 
Kerr. 



REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL 
COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT SERVICE 
Helen E. Peeler, R.N., Chairman 

The Special Committee on Professional Counseling and Placement Service is 
composed of Julia Eo White, R.N., Director of Nurses, Charlotte Memorial 
Hospital; Helen Nahm, R.N., Durham; and Ruth Hay, R.N., Chapel Hill. 

One meeting of the Committee was held in Raleigh in January, 1949. The 
purpose of meeting was to assist the Counselor in making plans for the program 
of work of the Professional Counseling and Placement Service for 1949* After 
reviewing the program of work of the Service for 1948, including field work, 
office work, publicity and the work of the district committees, the Counselor 
presented a tentative plan of the program of work, including field work for 
1949. 

The Committee made the following suggestions: 

1. That the Counselor visit as many isolated towns in each local 
area as possible, and that she spend at least two days in each 
place at one time. 

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2. That, when possible, the tentative counseling schedule be 
published in the Tar Heel Nurse , 

3. That the Counselor's visits be publicized more in the local 
newspapers and publications. 

4. That the Advisory Committee to the Committee on Professional 
Counseling and Placement Service not meet until after the 
Counselors' Conference in Minnesota, 

5. That a list of jobs available through the Service be published 
in the Tar Heel Nurse. 



REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RED CROSS NURSING SERVICE 
Mrs, Grace M, Collie, R.N,, Chairman 

The Committee is composed of Mrs, Grace M. Collie, Raleigh; Mrs, Elaine 
Wearn, Charlotte; Bernice Harris, Mount Airy. No meetings have been held. 

The Committee assisted in providing Red Cross material for programs at 
state and district meetings of the nurses' associations and arranged for a 
speaker and a Red Cross exhibit for the Annual Convention. 

The following information about Red Cross Nursing Services in 122 Red 
Cross Chapters in North Carolina from July 1, 1948, to September 1, 1949, is 
submitted to you: 

1, NURSING ACTIVITIES - A. HOME NURSING ; (l) Chapters Teaching Home 
Nursing — 36; (2) Authorized Instructors — 94; (3) Instructors 
Active— 62; (4) Classes Completed— 233; (5) Certificates Issued— 2507 

B. INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES ; (1) Unit I, Care of the Sick— 15; 

(2) Unit II, Mother & Baby Care & Family — 1; (3) Number of instructors 
trained in each conference — (a) Unit I, Care of the Sick — 91, 
(b) Unit II, Mother and Baby Care and Family Health — 13. 

C. ITINERANT SERVICES ; Sen-ices conducted in four chapters ; 

(a) Unit I, Care of the Sick — 19 classes—certificates issued — 156; 

(b) Unit II, Mother and Baby Care and Family Health — 1 class — 
certificates issued — 7; (c) School classes — 3 — certificates issued — 49, 

2, NURSE'S AIDES - Chapters listed with active Nurse's Aide Programs — 13; 
Number of chapters giving Nurse's Aide training classes — 2; Number of 
Nurse's Aides completing training — 76, 

3, ENROLLMENT - The new community enrollment plan for Red Cross Nursing 
Service is a departure from the original nurse enrollment program as 
conceived in 1905, which had as its principal objective a country- 
wide nurse roster maintained primarily for national emergency purposes. 
This program was suspended in May, 1945, in anticipation of legis- 
lation establishing permanent nurse corps for the Army and Navy, which 
became public law in April, 1947. Nurses who were enrolled before the 
new plan was put into effect continue to be recognized as enrolled 

Red Cross Nurses, According to the new plan, enrollment will be 
granted on the basis of actual community service through the local 
Red Cross chapter to any nurse meeting basic requirements. Total 
number of nurses enrolled under new plan — 149 (July 1, 1948 - 
September 1, 1949) 

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The following services were participated in by the nurses to meet 
requirements for enrollment: Polio Nursing — 86; Disaster Service — 
8; Teaching Home Nursing Classes— 2?; Teaching Volunteer Nurse's 
Aides — 9; Nurse leaders — 4j Serving on chapter committees — 8; 
Teaching First Aid— 2; and Blood Program Service — 5, 

4. PUBLIC HEALTH NUR SING: The Thomasville Chapter, Thomasville, North 
Carolina, discontinued their service in July, 1949. This service 
will be taken over by the official local Public Health Service. The 
service was organized June 12, 1922. Miss Annie L. Blake, R.N., was 
employed as the Public Health Nurse and remained in the position for 
one year, at which time she was replaced by Miss Ella Dorsett, R.N., 
who has served as Public Health Nurse in the chapter for twenty-five 
years. She recently resigned because of ill health. The local Red 
Cross chapter presented her with a twenty-five year service bar. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON REGISTRIES 
Mrs. Katheryn T. Peebles, R.N., Chairman 

This Committee has not held any meetings, but the work has been carried 
on by telephone and correspondence. 

A survey of Registrars' salaries was made in March and an effort made to 
bring these salaries to, at least, a minimum of ,fl50 00 per month in the larger 
registries and an increase in the smaller. A letter was written by our State 
Executive Secretary to District Presidents relating the action of the Board of 
Directors, and requesting their support on this matter. This Committee has 
corresponded with registries and committees in an effort to aid in meeting the 
minimum requested,, At present some of the Registrars have received an increase, 
In other Districts it is still being considered. 

Registries have helped, when possible, in securing nurses to serve in 
polio areas. 

Records are kept, and quarterly reports sent to State and National 
Headquarters. 

There are eight official registries in the State. Four accept practical 
or licensed practical nurses* 

Registry fees range from §15.00 to .^25.00 annually, payable annually or 
semi-annually as each District designates. 

Registries report an active summer, with continual difficulty in filling 
3-11 and 11-7 calls. Approximately one- fourth of these calls are unfilled, 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON STRUCTURE STUDY 
Edna L. Heinzerling, R, N., Chairman 

The other Members of this Committee are: Josephine Kerr, Charlotte; 
Mrs, A. H. Thompson, Rocky Mount; Mrs. Louise McDaniel, Salisbury; Mrs, Thelma 
Warters Riggs, V/ilmington; Mrs. Lucille Zimmerman 7/illiams, Durham; and Mattie 
Idol, High Point, 

The Committee has met twice: Raleigh, May 24, and Charlotte, June 3. 
Another meeting will be held on October 10, 

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The Chairman of this Committee and the Executive Secretary of the Asso- 
ciation attended a two day institute which was conducted in Chicago, March 17- 
19, 1949 by the Committee on Structure of the National Nursing Organizations. 
The purpose of the National Institute was to instruct state representatives on 
the revised proposed plans for the structure of our professional organizations: 
(1) A two-organization plan, and (2) A revised one-organization plan, (published 
in 1949 Handbook and April, 1949 American Journal of Nursin g). 

Two Institutes on Structure Study were conducted by the North Carolina 
State Nurses' Association: one in Raleigh on May 24-25, 1949, and one in 
Charlotte, on June 3-4, 1949. Thirty- five nurses registered for the Raleigh 
Institute. Sixty-nine registered for the Charlotte Institute. Members of the 
State Committee and Mrs. Noell and Miss Peeler participated in the institute 
programs. 

Handbooks and other informative material were secured for presidents of 
district associations and chairmen of nurses' clubs. Frequent letter bulletins 
on this subject have been dispatched to local nurses' groups. Articles on 
Structure Study were published in the March and September issues of the Tar Heel 
Nurse , 

Since the Committee on Structure of the National Nursing Organizations 
has requested the opinion of State Nurses' Associations on proposed plans for the 
structure of organized nursing prior to December 1, 1949; and since the North 
Carolina State Nurses' Association has for several years studied proposed plans 
but has never taken action on any plan, the Members of this Committee met in 
Raleigh on October 10 and considered opinionnaires from district associations, 
nurses' clubs and individual nurses and made recommendations to the Board of 
Directors of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association. 



REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION OF THE 
NORTH CAROLINA STATE NURSES ; ASSOCIATION 
AND THE NORTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF NURSING EDUCATION 
Helen Nahm, R. N., Chairman 

The Joint Committee on Education of the North Carolina State Nurses' 
Association and the North Carolina League of Nursing Education has held two 
meetings during the past year, the first on January 19, 1949, and the second on 
May 27, 1949. At the first meeting, it was decided that the Committee would 
continue to try to carry out the five purposes selected during 1948 (see Annual 
Report of 1948). Two additional purposes were added to the original five. 

1. To carry on an educational program in relation to the B row n 
Report and subsequent nursing education and service studies, 

2. To consider the various phases of practical nurse education. 

Suggesti ons for In-Service Education Programs for Gradua te Nurses which 
had been developed by the Committee during 19/'8 wern sent to all directors of 
schools of nuroing in North Carolina in December, 1948s Recommendations regard- 
ing qualifications, preparation, and f unctions of faculty mer.ibers and staff 
nurses in hospitals and schools of nursing were formulated and adopted by the 
Committee and sent to the following individuals! Directors of Nurses; Presidents 
of District and Alumnae Associations; and Chairmen of District Institutional Staff 
Nurse Sections and Nurses' Clubs, 

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At the January meeting five sub-committees were appointed. Membership 
of these sub- commit tee a is as follows: 

In-servi c e Education ; Mrs. Eva Warren, Chairman} Amy Fisher J and 
Dr. Moir S. Martin,, 

Graduate Nurse Education : Miss, Ruth Hay, Chairman; Dr. Robert B. House; 
and Helen Nahu e 

Basic Nursing ; Education (Curriculum Committee of State League): Hildred 
Harrison, Chairman; Dorothy Smith; Helen Peeler; Miriam Daughtry; and 
Ruth Dalrymple, 

Practical Nurse Education : Miriam Daughtry, Chairman and Helen Peeler, 

It was decided that the Chairman of each sub-committee could ask addi- 
tional persons to serve on her committee if she cared to do so. 

Activities of these sub-committees for 1949 are as follows: 

In-service Education - Questionnaire sent to Directors of Nurses in 
all North Carolina hospitals requesting information about in- 
service programs. Findings of this questionnaire were tabulated 
and sent, with additional suggestions for in-service programs, to 
Directors of Nurses in hospitals in North Carolina. 

Graduate Nurse Education - Miss Hay and Miss Nahm met with Dr. House 
and Mr, Russell Grummon, Director of the University of North 
Carolina Extension Service to discuss kinds of information which 
might be made available to graduate nurses in North Carolina 
regarding college courses which would be available to them. 
This information will be summarized and distributed sometime 
within the coming year, 

Basic Nursing Education - A study of pre-clinical programs in 
schools of nursing in North Carolina has been made. (See 
Curriculum Committee Report of North Carolina League of 
Nursing Education). 

Practical Nurse Education - A meeting was held in Miss Daughtry' s 
office on March 28, 1949, with the Directors of the three 
Practical Nurse Education Programs in North Carolina, Mr, 
Forbus, Mr, H, R, Collins, and Mr, George W, Coggins, present. 
The Sub-Committee on Practical Nurse Education recommends that 
the North Carolina League of Nursing Education consider having 
a workshop or conference on practical nurse education and the 
use of practical nurses. 

Bills introduced in Congress to provide funds for nursing education were 
reviewed. Letters urging the passage of Title I of S.1679 and S.1453 with 
changes suggested by the National Nursing Organizations were sent to all Con- 
gressmen and the two senators from North Carolina, Letters of appreciation were 
received from Senator Frank P, Graham and eleven Congressmen, 

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The Committee members have discussed ways and means of carrying on an 
educational program in relation to the Brown Report . It was recommended that a 
round-table discussion based on this report be planned for the State Nurses' 
Association Meeting in October, 1949. 

REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON STUDENT NURSE RECRUITMENT 
OF THE NORTH CAROLINA ST^TS NURSES' ASSOCIATION 
AND THE NORTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF NURSING EDUCATION 
Mildred Crawley, R. N., Chairman 

The Joint Committee on Student Nurse Recruitment of the North Carolina 
State Nurses' Association and the North Carolina League of Nursing Education 
held one meeting at the Headquarters' Office in Raleigh on January 20, 1949. 
There were six members and seven guests present. 

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and make plans for the '(Miss 
Student Nurse" contest and tour. The committee decided to a3k the North Carolina 
Hospital Association and the North Carolina Medical Society to help finance the 
contest as had been done previously. 

The North Carolina Good Health Association, represented by Mr. H. C. 
Cranford, Executive Director, volunteered to conduct the publicity for the con- 
test and the Hospital Savings Association of North Carolina, represented by 
Mr. Louis M, Conner, Jr., volunteered to assist with the tour and to conduct the 
publicity for the tour. 

It was decided by the members of the Committee to handle the contest in 
a similar manner to that of the past two years. Specific plans were outlined by 
the Committee for both the contest and the tour. 

The finals of the contest were held in the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, 
March 16, 1949, at 8:00 P.M., at which time Miss Juanita Lee of Raleigh, a senior 
student at Watts Hospital School of Nursing, Durham, was selected and crowned 
"Miss North Carolina Student Nurse of 19^9 . '• 

During a two weeks' tour, April 4-16, Miss Lee, accompanied by Helen E. 
Peeler, Associate Executive Secretary and Counselor, and Mr. louis M. Conner, Jr., 
Public Relations Director of The Hospital Savings Association, visited twenty- 
one high schools and two colleges, spoke before six civic organizations, spoke 
on eleven radio programs, presenting Nursing as a Profession. Miss Lee was also 
interviewed by many other groups and individuals such as the Mayor, members of 
the Chamber of Commerce and newspaper editors. 

The Committee appreciates the cooperation of the many schools of nursing 
who participated in the contest and the District Nurses' Associations which 
aided in making our recruitment program a success. 

report of committee of board of directors of 
north Carolina state nurses' association on 
linda richards achievement award 

Elizabeth C. Clement, R. N., Chairman 

This Committee met in Raleigh on January 12, and on February 23, 1949. 
The other Members of the Committeo are: Mrs. Thelma l/arters Riggs and Edna L. 
Keinzerling. 

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The functions of this Committee were to outline a plan for the selection 
of an outstanding North Carolina Nurse to receive the Linda Richards Achieve- 
ment Award and to assist in this selection. 

The purpose of the first meeting of the Committee was to decide how the 
winner of this award should be selected and when the award should be granted. 
The award should be granted on the basis of achievement, scholarship, appearance, 
personality, leadership, aptitude for nursing and devotion for duty. 

The Committee decided to use the following procedure in selecting the 
winner: 

1. The director of nurses and two members of the teaching staff of 
each school of nursing, shall select a qualified registered 
professional nurse from their school, who graduates during the 
period August 1, 194-8 through July 1, 1949, and who is employed 
in some field of nursing, 

2. The director of nurses shall send to Headquarters' Office prior 
to February 10, 1949: (a) A glossy print of the candidate in 
uniform (head and shoulders ), and (b) A brief biography (in 
duplicate) of the candidate's qualifications for the award 
including her age, birthplace, home address, education prior 

to nursing school, previous awards or honors and her ability 
as a nurse. 

3. All candidates shall be considered by the members of this 
Special Committee of the Board of Directors of the North 
Carolina State Nurses' Association during the third week of 
February and make a report to the Board of Directors who will 
select the state winner at the time of the midyear meeting 

of the Board. 

4.. The North Carolina winner of the Linda Richards Achievement 
Award shall be announced to the press soon after the midyear 
meeting. 

5. This Award shall be formally presented to the North Carolina 
winner at the Forty-seventh Annual Convention of the North 
Carolina State Nurses' Association and the Thirty- first 
Annual meeting of the North Carolina League of Nursing 
Education in High Point, in October, 1949. 

The purpose of the second meeting was to study the qualifications of the 
fourteen candidates presented by the schools of nursing. After careful consid- 
eration, four candidates - two with college preparation and teaching experience, 
and two with high school education prior to entering the school of nursing - 
were selected and were presented to the Board of Directors at the I!arch meeting, 
for the final decision as to who should receive the Award. 

Each of the four candidates passed State Board Examinations in October, 
1948 , making an average of ninety or above and received a gold seal. 

Edith Byers of Charlotte Memorial Hospital was selected to receive this 
Award. An announcement of this was made to the press in April. 

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REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF NURSING EDUCATION 
Florence K. Wilson, R. N., President 

This year has been a very important year in the work of both the North 
Carolina League of Nursing Education and the National League of Nursing 
Education. Many activities have been initiated which should have far reaching 
effects on the education of nurses. It is important that all the nurses in 
North Carolina keep abreast of these new developments. In the first newsletter 
of the North Carolina League of Nursing Education, the statement was made that 
increasing the membership was the first objective of the organization for this 
year. I am very pleased to report that 81 members renewed their membership this 
year and we have 57 new members, making a total of 138 members. I sincerely hope 
that all of these members will renew their membership for next year and that we 
will continue to receive new applications. This membership in professional 
organizations is one way to know what is being accomplished by our professional 
organization. 

The committees have been active this year you will note that many of 
these committees have made recommendations for work to be done in the coming 
year, I wish to express my appreciation for the efforts put forth by the 
committees and I hope next year, we will have continuing activity by these com- 
mittees. Early in the year, we found that Gladys Benz, the Executive Secretary 
of the National League of Nursing Education was planning to visit the North 
Carolina State League; because of this intended visit the Program Committee de- 
cided to have a state-wide meeting rather than meetings of the eastern and 
western divisions. This meeting was held in Chapel Hill with a very encouraging 
attendance. The subjects discussed were Admission Procedure in School of 
Nursing, The Evaluation of the Work of the Student and of the Graduate Nurse, 
A Panel Discussion of the Brown Report and a Preliminary Report of the Survey 
Committee for North Carolina, Miss Benz brought to the meetings a description 
of the activities of the National League and entered into the discussions on 
each program. She has expressed her appreciation of the opportunity of meeting 
the members and seeing some of the work of the North Carolina League , 

The League helped to sponsor the contest for selecting '(Miss North 
Carolina Student Nurse of 1949" held in Raleigh, The League offered a scholar- 
ship of $150 in nursing education to the winner. If the winner does not take 
advantage of this scholarship, another applicant will be selected. 

In April an informal meeting of the presidents of state leagues in the 
southern states and one other representative from each state league was held in 
Atlanta in the offices of the Regional Council on Education, These representa- 
tives deliberated for two days on the status of nursing education in the southern 
states. One of the points made was the need for a good affiliation in Psychi- 
atric Nursing in this region. Information has been received from the National 
Institutes of Health of the Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service as to 
the advanced courses in nursing education being offered at the various universi- 
ties. The first need in establishing a good program in psychiatric nursing is 
the availability of well qualified nurses prepared in the field of psychiatric 
nursing. All nurses interested in advanced courses in psychiatric nursing are 
urged to investigate these new courses. 

The conference had three outcomes: 1. The assurance from the staff of 
the Regional Council on Education that they would be very glad to have us use 
their office facilities and keep in close touch with the chairman of the council, 
although we could not have official recognition, because we were a professional 

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organization and not an official state organization. 2. Plans were drawn up 
for a continuing organization at the discretion of several state leagues. This 
is one of the important issues to be settled at our business meeting in High 
Point. 3. The third conclusion was that we needed information of the nursing 
needs and resources of the southern states to plan for the future of nursing 
education in these states. Each state league was asked to contribute the sum 
of ^10 to meet the expenses of correspondence for planning the regional confer- 
ence. The referendum vote was taken from the members of the Board of the North 
Carolina League and the f>10 was contributed for the regional group. 

At the Annual Meeting of the National League of Nursing Education in 
Cleveland, there was evidence of a much greater interest in the work of the state 
leagues. In addition to the meeting of the Advisory Council usually held 
previous to the Annual Meeting there was a final meeting of the presidents of all 
the state leagues. At both meetings, there was great interest in the proposed 
regional organization. Representatives from other parts of the country indicat- 
ed that nursing must ally itself with the regional movements in general educa- 
tion. 

In August the National Accrediting Service held meetings in three cities 
explaining the procedure of accredition for all the programs in nursing. This 
is a very important procedure in nursing education and it is very encouraging 
that a number of the members of the North Carolina League of Nursing attended 
these workshops. A demonstration of the process of accreditation is to be given 
in the business meeting of the League on Tuesday evening, October 25 in High 
Point. 

The National League of Nursing Education is asking us for suggestions for 
nominees in the following offices; president, treasurer, three directors who 
are nurses and one who is a lay person. The Board of the North Carolina League 
would welcome any suggestions as to nominees, but be sure the person would 
accept if nominated. There are several very important matters to be discussed 
and voted on at our business meeting: the matter of continuing an organization 
of the state leagues in this region; our opinion as to the structure proposed by 
the National Committee presented by the workshop on structure planned by the 
North Carolina State Nurses ' Association last spring and the following recom- 
mendations presented by our committee: Below are listed the recommendations 
from the reports submitted by the various committees: 

Test and Measurements Committee 

The following should be projects of the Committee for the coming year: 

1. Results of the State Board Test Pool Examination should be studied 
to compare the mean scores of the candidates of the North Carolina 
Schools of Nursing. These should also be compared with the all- 
state mean scores. The interpretation of these results could be 
of benefit to the educational program in the school. 

2. Suggestions should be made as to ways to correct the deficiencies 
in the basic nursing school course of applicants for registration 
by reciprocity in North Carolina, For example, North Carolina re- 
quires eighty-four days of Pediatric Nursing Practice for registra- 
tion. Applicants from some states do not meet this requirement. 
There are also other deficiencies to be considered. 

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Program Committee 

That the North Carolina League have several one day meetings during 
the year, and that the discussions be designed to help the directors, 
supervisors, head nurses, and general staff nurses with such current 
problems as student government for those of us who do not have it, 
clinical teaching program, ward teaching program, clinical teaching 
for supervisors, the duties of head nurses including ward adminis- 
tration, orientation for new students, proper orientation of 
affiliates from one school to another, etc. 

Western Division 

More frequent and shorter meetings of the League during the year 
with discussion of current problems which affect the smaller 
schools. 

Eastern Div is ion 

If the League is going to be divided into two divisions it is 
recommended that we should have a monthly workshop, institute 
or some program that will help those of us who need help on 
such problems as student organization, student orientation, 
orientation for affiliates, ward teaching program for head 
nurses, clinical instruction for supervisors, etc. 

Structure- (See report of North Carolina State Nurses' Association) The 
parts dealing specifically with the League are as follows: 

The Committee on Structure of the National Nursing Organiza- 
tions has submitted a two organization plan and a one organiza- 
tion plan, based on the "1948 Tentative Plan for One Profes- 
sional Nursing Organization" for nurses to examine and decide 
upon. Many nurses are of the opinion that the one organization 
plan cannot serve the profession as is needed without, for 
legal reasons, becoming two organizations in reality. For this 
reason, the following remarks are based on the two organization 
plan shown in the Handbook and Journal article. 

The National League of Nursing Education would become an 
organization dealing with nursing service and education and 
would be known as the Nursing League of America. It is pro- 
posed that all nurses, lay people interested in nursing, 
service agencies (health departments) and nursing schools 
would belong to this new organization. Two divisions are 
proposed: One on Nursing Service with three departments: 
public health agencies, institutional services and industrial 
services. The second one on Nursing Education with three 
departments: schools giving a degree, schools giving a 
diploma and Boards of Examiners. 

Joint Orthopedic Nursing Advisory Committee 

1. That the North Carolina League of Nursing Education sponsor 
two institutes on orthopedics, one in the western part of the 
state and one in the eastern part. That the institutes be 
conducted by Miss Jessie Stevenson in the spring of 1950, the 
dates to be set by Miss Stevenson and approved by the president 
of the League, 

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2. That more functional anatomy is included in the curriculum. 

3. That key nurses and physical therapists be selected by this committee 
and approved by the League president. These nurses would be called 
on for assistance during a polio epidemic, if needed. The following 
centers are suggested: Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, 
Aberdeen, Raleigh, Durham, Lumberton, Morganton, Wilmington, 
Gastonia, Asheville and New Bern. In addition to these, one of the 
County Health Departments (possibly Halifax) would be asked to assist 
in counties east of Raleigh on the Virginia line, etc., and the 
health department in Waynesville, all counties west of Asheville. 

Curriculum Committee 

Recommendations made in report of Joint Committee on Education. 

Committee on R evi sions 

Recommends a careful study of our standing and special committees 
for next year with the idea in mind of reducing the number of 
committees if that is possible. 

Recruitment Committee 

Although no formal recommendations have been made by this committee 
the chairman wishes to recommend consideration of a smaller number 
on the committee in the hope that it will thereby function more 
effectively. I feel that thirteen members are difficult to 
assemble at one time and that the active participation was not 
satisfactory, Also, I would like to recommend that serious consid- 
eration be given to the effectiveness of the !l Miss North Carolina 
Student Nurse Contest" before the League of Nursing Education 
decides to lend its support during the coming year* 

REPORT OF INSTITUTIONAL STAFF NURSE SECTION, N. C.S.N. A. 
Mrs. Louise Hayduke, R. N., Chairman 

Other officers of the Section are: First Vice-Chairman - Grace Mitchell, 
Raleigh; Second Vice-Chairman - Bernice Cobb, Durham) Secretary - Mrs. Lena P. 
Stanley, Goldsboro. 

A special committee on Economic Security was elected at the 1948 Annual 
Meeting, This Committee acts as the fact finding group for the Section and 
studies state-wide minimum standards already adopted for the purpose of recom- 
mending revisions. Elected members are: Mrs. Carolyn Bogue, Wilson, Chairman; 
Mrs Thelma Warters Riggs, Wilmington; Mary Williams, Durham; Mrs. Lorraine 
Daniels, Raleigh; and Mae Duncan, Winston-Salem. 

The objectives of the Section for the year have been two-fold: (1) To 
stimulate the organization of a general duty nurse section and the organization 
of an administrative section to replace the existing Institutional Staff Nurse 
Section. (2) To encourage greater participation of institutional staff nurses in 
all activities of the section on district, state and national levels. 

The mid-year meeting of the Section was held in Durham on March 11, 1949, 
with sixty- five members present. Mrs. Thelma Warters Riggs who attended the 

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four day Conference for Chairmen of General Duty Sections of State Nurses' 
Associations, which was conducted by the American Nurses' Association in 
February, 1949, gave an excellent report of the Conference. 

The Elected Committee on Economic Security recommended that this Section 
be divided into two sections (General Duty Section and Administrative Section). 
After much discussion, the recommendation was rejected. 

Since we do not have a general duty nurses' section in the North Carolina 
State Nurses' Association, Mrs. Louise P. East, President of the North Carolina 
State Nurses' Association, appointed a Committee of General Duty Nurses. Mrs, 
Thelma barters Riggs is Chairmen. Other members are: Mrs. Lena P. Stanley and 
Mrs. Carolyn Bogue. 

The Elected Committee on Economic Security met in Raleigh on September 
15, 1949. 

Your Chairman has attended all meetings of the Board of Directors of the 
North Carolina State Nurses' Association, and meetings of the Committees of the 
Section. 



REPORT OF PRIVATE DUTY SECTION, N. C.S.N. A. 
Paulyne Kenney, R.N., Chairman 

Two regular and two call meetings have been held with good attendance and 
all districts represented. 

State-wide Minimum Standards of Employment of Private Duty Nurses were 
formulated by the Elected Committee on Economic Security and discussed and re- 
vised by the Section at the midyear meeting in Durham, on March 11, 1949. They 
were approved by the Board of Directors of the North Carolina State Nurses' 
Association on March 12, 1949, and announced to the public through the press on 
April 4, 1949, and became effective on May 1. 

A maximum of £9.00 per eight hour period for private duty nursing of 
workmen compensation cases became effective January 1, 1949. 

Nine private duty nurses - four from District Four - answered the Red 
Cross call for disaster nursing in Polio. 

All members have been asked to read the Brown Report and to study the 
Structure Study. 

Letters have been sent to each chairman asking for a report and a 
representative to attend the 1949 Convention. 

Your Chairman attended the Conference held for Chairmen of Private Duty 
Sections of State Nurses' Associations which was held in Chicago, Illinois last 
February. She also attended the midyear meeting of the Board of Directors of 
the North Carolina State Nurses' Association. 

Your Chairman wants to thank each and every member for their splendid 
cooperation. 

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REPORT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SECTION, N.C.S.N.A. 
Lois B. Cox, R. N., Chairman 

The following people assumed office in the Public Health Section of the 
State Nurses' Association following the meeting in Wilmington, North Carolina 
in October, 1948. 

Chairman - Lois B. Cox - Durham, N. Co 
1st. V.ice-Chairman - Louise Croom - Sanford, N. C. 
2nd. Vice-Chairman - Ida Reid Cohn - Asheville, N. C. 
Secretary - Mrs. RubyeB. Bryson - Waynesboro, N. C. 

The following temporary committee was appointed to study economic security 
for public health nurses: 

Mrs. Mary King Bailey - Graham, N, C. 
Rebecca Swindell - Raleigh, N. C« 
Mrs. Naomi Peoples - Winston-Salem, N. C. 
Mary Louise Hasty - High Point, N, C. 
Nan Bunn - Hillsboro, N. C. 

This committee met three times and submitted recommendations at the mid- 
year meeting. These recommendations were approved and the temporary committee 
then elected as a permanent committee to further study economic security and 
continue action on the recommendations. 

At the mid-year meeting, there was more discussion of uniforms, and it 
was decided that a committee be appointed to study the situation and present a 
possible solution at the fall meeting. This committee was composed of: Mrs, 
Louise P. East, Chairman; Anne Barentinej Mrs. Edith Brocker] Mrs. Ruby Bryson; 
and Atha Howell, 

The program committee has met twice and suggested plans for the state 
meeting and discussed order of business for same. Program Committee: 

Ruth Hay - Chairman - Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Mrs, Alice Gifford - Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Dorothy Lunsford - Chapel Hill, N. C. 

A small complete new file of the activities of the Public Health Nursing 
Section since it's origin has been arranged for future use by officers and 
members of the section. 

The nominating committee has announced the following slate of officers 
for 1950: 

Louise Croom - Chairman - Lee County Health Department - Sanford, N. C. 

Mrs. Louise McDaniels - 1st. Vice-Chairman - Rowan County Health Depart- 
ment - Salisbury, N. C. 

Annie Robinson - 2nd Vice Chairman - Concord, N. C. 

Agnes Campbell - Secretary - Iredell County Health Department, 
Statesville, N. C. 

As a member of the 3oard of Directors of the North Carolina State Nurses' 
Association, the Chairman has attended all regular and call meetings. She also 
served on the Program Committee for the State Meeting, 

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REPORT OF OFFICE AND INDUSTRIAL SECTION, N.C.S.N.A. 
Mary Wiley Scott, R.N., Chairman (resigned) 

Other officers of this Section are: Vice-Chairman, Mrs. Dorothy Plaster, 
R.N., Greensboro; Secretary, Mrs, Ruby Moore, R.N., Graham,, An active file of 
the names of Office and Industrial Nurses throughout the state was obtained. 
Letters and questionnaires were then sent out to Office and Industrial Nurses 
hoping to create more interest for this section. 

Nomination Committee appointed for the 1950 slate were: Lillian Tilley, 
R.N., Greensboro; Ruth Miller, R.N., Greensboro; and Agnes Kellam, R.N., 
Burlington. 

Your Chairman attended the Conference held March 16 through 20, at the 
Henry Hudson Hotel in New York. This was the first Socio-Economic Conference for 
Industrial Nurses. 

The mid-year meeting of the Section was held at the Robert E. Lee Hotel, 
Winston-Salem, May 6, 1949 with twenty members present. Mrs. Helen Slrod, 
Assistant Executive Secretary of the A.N. A. who works with the Industrial Section 
attended this meeting this meeting. She spoke on the urgent need of setting up 
State-Wide Minimum Standards for the Industrial Nurses in Personnel Practice, 
The Nurses present voted to elect a committee for formulating State-Wide Minimum 
Standards for Industrial Nurses. Those named on this committee are as follows: 
The Chairman of the section, Vice-Chairman and Secretary automatically become 
committee members. The President of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association 
is an exio-offico member. Four other members were elected namely, Naomi Meyers, 
Mildred Lee, Mrs. Elizabeth Tice, and Mrs, Esther Barrett: Alternates were Mrs. 
Vera McGee, Mrs. Lucille Sorrell and Lillian Tilley, 

At a call meeting held May 25, 1949, Miss Mary Wiley Scott, R. N., 
tendered resignation and Mrs. Dorothy Plaster, R.N., accepted the Chairmanship 
for the remainder of the year. 

The Committee on Minimum Standards of Employment for North Carolina Indus- 
trial Nurses met in Raleigh, August 15, 1949 with Mrs. Marie B. Noell, Executive 
Secretary of North Carolina State Nurses' Association, The Nurses of the Com- 
mittee present were: Mrs. Dorothy Plaster, Lillian Tilley, Mildred Lee, and 
Mrs. Lucille Sorrell - absent were Mary Wiley Scott and Mrs. Ruby Moore. 

Mrs. Plaster reported that approximately 120 questionnaires have been 
sent out and 66 returned. A survey of the answers to the questionnaires were 
read. After much discussion, Minimum Standards of Employment for Industrial 
Nurses of North Carolina State Nurses' Association were decided upon subject to 
change. Copies of same were to be sent to each of the committee for suggestions 
and revision. 

The proposed Minimum Standards are to be presented to the Section at the 
Annual meeting in October, of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association to be 
held in High Point. At that time, they will be further revised or adopted and 
then passed on to the Board of Directors of the State Association for their 
approval before becoming effective. We feel sure that the section will be 
interested to know that as of September 3, 1949, Miss Wiley Scott is now Mrs. 
Thomas Tyson. 

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REPORTS OF CONSTITUENT DISTRICT NURSES 1 ASSOCIATIONS 

DISTRICT ONE - ASHEVILIE 
Mrs. Fannie M. Slade, R.N., President 

Number of meetings of District - 14 Membership - 367 

(12 regular, 2 call) Alumnae Associations - 10 

Average Attendance - 55 Nurses' Clubs - 

Number of meetings of Board of Directors - 3 

Programs: 

October 1948 "Streptomycin and Its Use in Treatment of Tuberculosis, " 

Dr. James Murphy, Chief of Surgical Service. District 

was entertained by Veterans Administration, Oteen. 
November 1948 "Report of Annual Convention, " by Elaine Mashburn, R.N. 
December 1948 Dinner Meeting - Christmas Party. 
January 1949 Annual Business Meeting - Election of officers. 
February 1949 "Brain Surgery," Dr. William Magruder. District was 

entertained by Highland Hospital. 
March 1949 "Review of the Brown Report," Ruth Bunker, R.N., 

Educational Director, Oteen. 
April 1949 Forum on the Brown Report. 
May 1949 "The Value of Membership in the American Nurses' 

Association, " Elaine Mashburn, R.N. 
June 1949 Reception honoring graduates of schools of nursing in 

District One. Helen E. Peeler, Counselor, North 

Carolina State Nurses' Association was speaker. 
July 1949 Panel Discussion on Structure Study. 
August 1949 District was entertained by Mountain Sanitarium and 

Hospital, Fletcher, North Carolina. 
September 1949 Tour of Rehabilitation Center, Swannanoa Division, 

Veterans Administration Hospital, 

Achievements: 



Sponsored an Extension Course in Ward Administration and Management, with 

college credits allowed, through the University of Indiana. Miss Barbara 

landauer, R.N.M.a., taught the course. 
Sent president and other delegates to all state meetings and institutes. 
Provided honorarium of $50 for District Treasurer. 
Approved increased fees for private duty nursing. 
Participated in State-Wide contest to select "Miss North Carolina Student 

Nurse of 1949." 
Sponsored sale of nylon hose (Nurse Supply Company of Asheville) deriving 

funds for District treasury. 
Considered the division of District One into three smaller districts. 
Sent postal card noticies of District Meetings to each member. 
Remembered twenty- two sick nurses at Christmas with gifts. 
Forty subscriptions for the American Journal of Nursing reported through 

District. 

Outstanding Problems: 

Lack of interest in Alumnae Association Meetings. 
Lack of interest in Institutional Staff Nurse Section. 



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Problems are Being Met By ; 

Moticies of meeting sent to each member. 
More interesting programs* 

Financial Status ; 

Balance on hand - j474«51 

Invested in U.S. Saving Bonds - $900.00, 

Miscellaneous ; 

Promoted the Study of Structure of the national organizations and redistrict- 
ing the North Carolina State Nurses' Association, 

Cooperated by writing state and national representatives views on pending 
legislation. 

Recruitment activities: District winner in Contest visited six high schools. 
District contestant, accompanied by District president and educational 
director of one nursing school, visited two high schools. Special book 
lists were prepared for high schools in District, Several members of 
District spoke to civic groups, 

DISTRICT TWO - WINSTON-SALEM 
Joyce Warren, R.N., President 

Number of meetings of District - 10 Membership - 338 

Average Attendance - 53 Alumnae Associations - 5 

Number of meetings of Board of Directors - 10 Nurses' Clubs - 1 

Programs ; 

October 1948 "Using Community Agencies," and showing movie, "Mr. 

William "'jakes Up. " 
November 1948 Report of Annual Convention of North Carolina State 

Nurses' Association, Edna L, Keinzerling and Anna Shupp. 
December 1948 Annual Business Meeting - Dinner. 

January 1949 "The Nursing Team Within the Hospital," Hildred Harrison. 
February 1949 "Tropical Diseases," Dr. Janet Mackie, 
March 1949 "The American Red Cross, " Panel Discussion by Student 

Nurses from City Memorial Hospital. 
April 1949 "The Meaning of Easter, " Edith Arrington. 
May 1949 "Using and Cooperating with all Community Agencies, " 

Panel Discussion by Public Health Nurses, 
June 1949 "Structure Study," Anna Shupp. Movie, "Historical 

Virginia, " Joyce Warren. 
September 1949 "Cancer," Dr. J. B. Caldwell. 

Achievements ; 

Commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of Nursing by having Vespc-r Service on 

November 15, 1948, at one of the local churches. 
Assisted in the organization of the Kate Bitting Memorial Hospital School of 

Nursing Alumnae Association, 
Donated c30 to Salvation Army (collection taken at Christmas Dinner). 
Representatives of District serve in all divisions of Community Council of 

Winston-Salem. 
Paid A.N. A. dues for two disabled nurses. 

Sent president and other delegates to all state meetings and institutes. 
Participated in State-Side contest to select "Miss North Carolina Student 

Nurse of 1949." 

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Outstanding Problems : 

Poor attendance by out-of-town nurses at District meetings. 
Getting members to serve on committees. 
Getting younger nurses to attend meetings. 

Problems are Being Met By ; 

Studying and assisting with plans for redisricting of North Carolina State 

Nurses' Association. 
Giving young graduates personal invitations to attend meetings. 

Financial Status ; 

Balance on hand - ^231.00. 

Miscellaneous ; 

District has studied proposed plans for structure of professional nursing 

organizations and has approved the two-organisation plan. 
Recruitment activities: District winner in contest visited several high 

schools and spoke on Nursing; conducted special meeting for District 

contest; sent Naomi Broughton (Grand Old Lady of Nursing) to State 

contest. 



DISTRICT THREE - CHARLOTTE 
Ethel Faye Burton, R.N., President 

Number of meetings of District - 9 Membership - 619 

Average Attendance - 64 Alumnae Associations - 11 

Number of meetings of Board of Directors - 7 Nurses' Clubs - 2 

Programs ; 

October 1948 Songs and Skits, Student Nurses - Presbyterian Hospital. 
November 1948 Thanksgiving Message, Father Micheal - Mercy Hospital. 
December 1948 Christmas Program, Student Nurses - Memorial Hospital. 
January 1949 "Medical Conditions in Japan," Col. Paul Sanger. 
February 1949 Home Nursing, Mrs. J. S. Barber, Mecklenburg Red Cross 

Chapter. 
March 1949 "Socialized Medicine, " Dr. William Pettus. 
April 1949 "Neuro Surgery," Dr. William Pitts. 
May 1949 "Work in Mission Hospitals in China," Mrs. Edmond Rice - 

Orthopedic Hospital, Gastonia. 
June 1949 '(Structure Study, " Elizabeth White. 

Achievements ; 

District Institute was conducted May 19, 1949* with the following program: 

Lobectomy, Col. Paul Sanger 

Nursing Care of Lobectomy, Martha Fliedner 

Panel on Brown Report, leader - Florence K. Wilson, Dean of Nursing School, 
Duke University. 

Professional Counseling and Placement, Helen E. Peeler and Elizabeth White. 
District sponsored a special Recruitment Program in February, as part of its 

participation in State-'iide Contest to select "Miss North Carolina Student 

Nurse of 1949." Miss Ethel Faye Burton spoke on "Nursing as a Career." 
District Committee on Structure Study has met four times, studied Handbook, 

and reported to District Association, 
Adopted proposed plan for redistricting the North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association. 

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Communicated with state and national representatives about pending 
legislation pertaining to nurses and nursing. 

Fin ancial Status : 

Balance in Bank - $2,556,86 

DISTRICT FOUR - GREENSBORO 
Mrs. Elizabeth Clement, R, N., President 

Number of meetings of District - 10 Membership - 446 

Average attendance - 54 Alumna6 Associations - 2 

Number of meetings of Board of Directors - 3 Nurses ' Clubs - 2 

Programs : 

October 1943 "Medical Care Commission," H. E. Hamilton. 
November 1943 "Structure Study," Mrs. Elizabeth C. Clement. 
December 1948 Annual Christmas Dinner Party. Honored members of 

District who graduated prior to 1915 with an orchid. 
January 1949 Annual Business Meeting. 
February 1949 "Industrial Nursing," Charles T. McNary. 
March 1949 "Humor," Marie Foster. 
April 1949 Hobbies, Miss Reed. 

May 1949 Speaker, George T. Penny, State Senator. 
June 1949 "Structure Study, " Edna L. Heinzerling, Chairman, 

Committee on Structure, North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association and Mrs. Marie B. Noell. 
September 1949 "Professional Counseling and Placement Service," Helen 

E. Peeler. 

Achievements ; 

Donated $50 plus $285.00 raised by having a benefit bridge party to polio 

Fund. 
Donated #10 to the American Red Cross. 
Sent flowers and gifts to sick members. 

Outstanding; Problems : 

Poor attendance at district meetings. 

Froblems are Being Met By : 

Holding monthly dinner meetings. 
Having good programs. 

Financial Status : 

Balance in Bank - $210.11. 

U.S. War Bonds (purchase) - $525.00. 

Miscellaneous : 

Recruitment activities: Participated in state-wide contest to select 

"Miss North Carolina Student Nurse of 1949*" 
Miss Lake Allen addressed senior high school students on "Nursing as a 

profession, " on County-Wide Achievement Day. 
Approved proposed re-districting of North Carolina State Nurses' Association 

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DISTRICT FIVE - DURHAM 
Mrs, Edith Brocker, R.N,, President 

Numer of meetings of District - 9 Membership - 383 

Average attendance - 40«3 Alumnae Associations - 3 

Number of meetings of Board of Directors - 6 Nurses' Clubs - 1 

Programs ; 

November 1948 "Art of Ministering to the Sick," Dr. Russel Dicks, 

Duke University. 
December 1948 Christmas Program and Annual Business Meeting. 
January 1949 "Changing Structure of Nursing, " Round Table discussion 

led by Lois Cox. 
February 19i9 Selection of our candidate for "Iiiiss North Carolina 

Student Nurse. " 
March 1949 "Trends in Health Legislation, " Miss Margaret Miller 

and Miss Barbara Boring, 
April 1949 Panel Discussion - "Practical Nurse Problems, " Duke 

Supervisors of Nursing Service. 
May 1949 Picnic honoring senior student nurses; state nursing 

organizations j Mrs, Marie Noell, Miss Helen Peeler, 

and Miss Miriam Daughtry. 
June 1949 Quiz program on "Structure Study," Miss Margaret Miller 

and Miss Edith Brocker* 
September 1949 "Report of International Congress of Nurses in Sweden, " 

Miss Florence Vvilson. "Travels in Italy, " Miss 

Margaret Blee. 

Ac hi evements : 

Splendid programs well prepared by all participants. 

Approved the Nurses' Club in Granville County, November, 1948, 

Adopted new By-Laws for the Private Duty Section of District Five. 

Presented Christmas gifts to sick members and Registrar of Official Registry. 

Selected candidate for "Miss North Carolina Student Nurse," and presented 

our contestant with gift of money. 
Provided funds for uniform of "Grand Old Lady, " who represented our district 

at final contest for ,r Miss North Carolina Student Nurse, " in Raleigh, 
Purchased a new typewriter for Treasurer of Association. 
Sent President and Chairman of Structure Study to the Institute on Structure 

in Raleigh, May 24-25. 
Assembled and distributed kits of material on "Recruitment of Nurses, " to 

centers within district. 
Entertained senior students of Duke, Lincoln and Watts Schools of Nursing. 
Employed a Secretary to assist Treasurer-Registrar} paid by the District 

and Registry. 
Increased membership. Miss Mary Vdlliams of Duke Hospital conducted a very 

effective contest. 

Outstanding Problems : 

Small attendance at meetings. 

Lack of interest in the broad program of nursing. 

Unwillingness on part of some nurses to give off-duty time to the affairs 
of nursing. 

Problems are Being Met 3y ; 

Improved newspaper publicity. 

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Postal notices to each member 

Well arranged and prepared programs. 

Financial Status : 

Balance in Bank - $1432.27 (end of August) 

Miscellaneous ; 

In addition to the two delegates, four members attended the Structure 

Institute held in Raleigh, May 24-25. Special group studies were held on 

the subject by some members, and one meeting devoted to Quiz Program. 
Round table discussion held on redistricting of North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association with concensus that our district wished to remain as it is. 
Individual members cooperated by writing our Congressman on pending Federal 

Legislation. 
Recruitment activities: Six kits of material prepared and distributed to 

Public Health Department in district. Public Health Nurses participated 

in Career Day Programs in the High Schools. 

DISTRICT SIX - RALEIGH 
Grace Mitchell, R.N., President 

Number of meetings of District - 10 Membership - 332 

Average attendance - 50 Alumnae Associations - 3 

Number of meetings of Board of Directors - 3 Nurses' Clubs - 

Programs : 

October 1948 'Structure Study," Mrs. Marie B. Noell. 

November 192+8 Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee — "Life of Linda 

Richards," by Miss Grace vieatherington, Student Nurse. 

"Life of Mary L. Wye he, " by Miss Mary Hilbard, 

Student Nurse. 
December 1948 Christmas Program: 'Miracle of The Bells," Nurses of 

State Hospital Staff. 
January 1949 Election of officers for 1949. 
February 1949 Orthopedic Nursing - "Industrial Emergency Backache," 

Dr. './alter S. Hunt, 
March 1949 "Teamwork in a Healing Profession," Dr. Ballen. Miss 

Student Nurso from District Six, as a guest. 
April 1949 "Red Cross Nursing Service, " Miss Alma Kermon. 
May 1949 Panel Discussion: "Know Your Health Department, " Miss 

Amy Fisher, Miss Sallie Mooring, Miss Helen Martikainen, 

and Mr. J. M. Jarrett, 
June 1949 Annual Picnic. 
September 1949 "Redistricting of North Carolina State Nurses' Association," 

Mrs, Marie Noell j Mary Elizabeth Alumnae as hostess. 

Outstanding; Problems : 

Lack of interest in attending monthly and state meetings. 

Problems are Being Met By : 
Mo solution as yet. 

Financial Status : 

Balance in Treasury - §1,136*00. 
U.S. nar Bonds - Total - $150.00. 

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Miscellaneous : 

Action taken on Structure Study, September 14, 1949j at the monthly meeting. 

It was voted on and carried to approve the two-organization plan. 
Action was taken on the Redistricting of North Carolina State Nurses ' 

Association. It was voted on and carried that District Six remain as is 

unless some county desires to join another district. 
Cooperated by writing Congressmen and Senators' regarding pending Federal 

Legislation. 
Recruitment Activities: A student nurse was chosen from the schools of 

nursing in District Six, and she participated in the State Contest held 

in Raleigh, on March 16, 1949. During April, iiiss McLeod, winner from 

District Six, visited the high schools in the district speaking to the 

seniors. 
The Institutional Staff Nurses ' Section held a monthly meeting during the 

year. 



DISTRICT SEVEN - FAYETTEVILLE 
C. Margaret Johnson, R.N., President 



Number of meetings of District - 11 

(10 regular, 1 special) 
Average attendance - 51 
Number of meetings of Board of Directors 



Membership - 213 
Alumnae Associations 
Nurses' Clubs - 1 



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Programs : 



October 1948 

November 1948 
December 1948 
January 1949 

February 1949 



March 1949 
April 1949 
May 1949 
June 1949 
September 1949 



Veterans Hospital, Fayetteville. "The Structure Study," 

Helen E. Peeler, Counselor, North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association. 
Health Department, Fayetteville. "Trends in Public 

Health," Dr. M. T. Foster, Local Health Officer. 
Highsmith Hospital, Fayetteville. Annual Business 

Meeting. Election of officers. 
Presbyterian Hut, Laurinburg. "Infant Feeding, " 

Dr. Robert Croom, President, Scotland County Medical 

Society, 
Armory, Dunn. "The Proposed Redistricting, " Mrs, Marie 

B. Noell, Executive Secretary, North Carolina State 

Nurses' Association. High School Auditorium, 

Lumberton (Public Meeting). "The Future of Nursing 

in North Carolina," James H. Clark, Chairman, North 

Carolina Medical Care Commission. 
Recreation Hall, Fort Bragg. "Nursing in the U.S. Army 

and Air Corps, " Lt„ Col. Frances Henchy, Chief Nurse, 

and Capt. L. Robinson, Recruiting Office. 
Health Department, Sanford. "Community Nursing," Mrs. 

Edith Brocker, Supervising Nurse, District Health 

Department, Chapel Hill. 
Pittman Hospital, Fayetteville. "Nursing in North 

Carolina: A Progress Report," Mrs. Louise P. East, 

President, North Carolina State Nurses* Association. 
Sanatorium, McCain. "The Care of Tuberculosis in North 

Carolina," Dr. H. S. Willis, Superintendent and 

Medical Director, North Carolina Tuberculosis Sanitoria. 
Episcopal Parish House, Lumberton. "The Structure Study, " 

(Quiz Program), conducted by District Committee on 

Structure Study; Eula Rackley, Chairman. 



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Achievements ; 

Nursing Progress Week Activities (November 14-20). 

Three dinner meetings with special programs. 

Fifteen-minute radio talk on "Nursing Progress, " on Linda Richards Day. 

Exhibits: Public Library; High School Library; Window Display. 

Public program for selection of "Miss North Carolina Student Nurse of 1949." 

Award of $25.00 to District Winner. Sponsored District "Grand Old Lady." 
Sent a delegate to annual convention of North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association, and two delegates to Structure Study Institutes. 

Outstanding; Problems ; 

Inadequate knowledge of nursing resources of district. 

Lack of permanent headquarters for operating base and for storage of district 

records and supplies. 
Distance separating officers and committee members. 

Problems are Bei ng^ Met_ Byj 

Free discussion of "Structure Study, " and "Redistricting, " and vote of 
approval for smaller districts for this area, 

Financ ial, Status; 

Balance in checking account - $609.29. 
Invested in Bonds - $300.00. 

Miscellaneous : 

Two programs devoted to "Structure Study. " President and chairman of 

committee on "Structure Study" attended Institutes. 
Bulletin concerning Redistricting sent to all members in February, raising 

questions to be given consideration. 
Membership voted in favor of redistricting for this area, approving in 

general, the boundaries suggested by the North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association in February, 1949. 
Letters and telegrams to Senators and Representatives regarding Federal 

Legislation. 
Report of developments given at District Meetings, 
Recruitment activities: Recruitment kit to key groups in each county. 

Vocational Guidance talks to high school students. Also showed film, 

"This Way to Nursing." Special publicity during Nursing Progress Week. 

DISTRICT EIGHT - WILSON 
Mrs. Alton Clapp, R. N., President 

Number of meetings of District - 9 Membership - 487 

Average attendance - 58 Alumane Associations - 5 

Number of meetings of Board of Directors - 8 Nurses' Clubs - 5 

Programs : 

January 1949 Installing new Officers and Board Members. Miss Myra 

Maxwell, President - Wilson. 
February 1949 Redistricting of District Business. Mrs, Alton Clapp, 

President - Goldsboro. 
March 1949 Choosing of "Miss District Student Nurse, " and "Grand 

Old Lady," Greenville Nurses' Club. Dr. E. B. Aycock, 

Greenville, North Carolina. 
April 1949 Letters sent Senators and Representatives. Diabetes 

Me Hit us , Dr. E. L. Sawyer, Elizabeth City, North 

Carolina. 

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May 1949 Membership, Business. Bronchoscop y, Dr. J. C. Peel, 

Kinston, North Carolina, 
June 1949 Structure Study. Report on San Antonio Nurses' Meeting. 

American Journal of Nursing, Helen E. Peeler, Counselor, 

North Carolina State Nurses' Association. Mrs. A. H. 

Thompson, Rocky Mount, Structure Study. 
September 1949 Delegates for North Carolina State Meeting. Program 

given closing Small Training Schools. Brown Report. 

Report of Workshop in Mississippi, Mrs. Alice Kodges, 

Ro N. 

Achievements : 

96 new members since November, 1948. 

11 Reinstatements 

Staff Section - Miss Frances Flye, President, Woodard Herring Hospital, 

Wilson, North Carolina. 
Delegates have attended all meetings in and out of state. 
Displays have been put in windows of stores in all towns. 

Outstanding Problems are Being Met By : 
Committees in our district. 

Financial Status : 

487 members to date. $10.00 per member paid to North Carolina State Nurses' 

Association, and A.N. A. amounting to -3-4,750.00 
$1.00 per member kept in District for expense of district. 

Miscellaneous : 

Mrs, A, H. Thompson, Chairman of Structure Study, has attended all meetings 

and given in her report to State Chairman. 
Redistricting of North Carolina State Nurses' Association; District ^ight has 

been divided into two districts. 
Senators and Representatives written and sent telegrams by the District, 

Alumnae Associations, and Clubs. 
Recruitment Activities: Program for recruitment held every year for last 

three years by Greenville Nurses' Club. The whole district selected the 

girl for Student Nurse Contest representing the District. 
Letters of welcome sent to seventy-five new members, 375 mailed cards, 400 

business letters, 8 telegrams, 75 sympathy, and get well cards. 

DISTRICT NINE - WILMINGTON 
Mrs. Adelaide Peiffer, R. N., President 

Number of meetings of District - 9 Membership - 229 

Average attendance - 24 Alumnae Associations - 1 

Number of meetings of Board of Directors - 1 Nurses' Clubs - 2 

Programs : 

February 1949 Film, "A Million Azaleas." 

Miscellaneous : 

Cooperated by writing and sending telegrams to representatives in both House 

of Congress regarding views on pending legislation,, 
Recruitment Activities: One member helped in securing 50 students. 

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Approved of redistricting of North Carolina State Nurses' Association. 

Studied the Brown Report, 
District Nine was hostess to the North Carolina State Nurses' Association at 

the Annual Convention, Wilmington, October 17-21, 1948. 
Jointly entertained with the Alumnae Association the graduating class of 

Jajnes Walker Memorial Hospital, at a picnic at "The T A'hite ' s Lodge," 

April 12, 1949c 

REPORT OF NURSES' CLUBS 

Distr i ct Tw o 

SALISBURY NURSES' CLUB 
Mrs, Luella lioneycutt, R a N», Chairman 

The Salisbury Private Duty Nurses' Club, with a membership of twenty-six, 
has had nine monthly meetings and three call meetings with an average attendance 
of twelve. 

Programs in addition to routine business have consisted of Dance Review by 
the Miller School of Dancing; Christmas Party; a paper, 'Woman's Mind in the New 
Community," given by Mrs, J e R„ McCartney and Dr. Richard R. Morgan; "Cancer 
Drive and The Use of the Funds, " by Dr. Charles Feezar; "Nursing for the Future, " 
by Dr. Lucille Brown, reviewed by Jiiss Edna H. Howard; Lecture on "Heart Ail- 
ments "by Dr. Frank B, Harsh; and a picnic. 

Members of the club helped to entertain District Two in Salisbury in 
November. 

Seven meetings of District Two were attended by members of the club with an 

average attendance of six, Eight members attended a call meeting of private 
duty nurses in Winston-Salem regarding Minimum Standards for Private Duty Nurses. 

The club sent one delegate to the Annual Convention in Wilmington in October, 
one delegate to the Midyear Meeting of the Advisory Council in Durham in October, 
and one representative to the Structure Study Institute in Charlotte, in June. 
Two additional members attended the institute. 

Members of the club sent letters and telegrams to Congressmen regarding 
Federal Legislation affecting nurses and nursing. Ten members subscribed to the 
American Journal of N ursing . Club members cooperated with Hospital Staff in 
placing a floral tribute in hospital lobby in memory of Linda Ricnards, 

Contributions were made to the Y.W.C.A., Cancer Drive, and Heart Fund Drive. 

Members were remembered with cards, flowers, and gifts during illness. 
Flowers and telegrams were sent to doctors when ill and in case of death in 
family, a telegram was sent. 

Mrs. Ralph Cox was given a crystal shower by the club. 

Funds for the association are made possible by dues, contributions, and sale 
of cards, 

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CABARRUS COUNTY NURSES' CLUB 
Pauline Pruett, R.N., Chairman 

No Report 

Di strict Thre e 

GASTON COUNTY NURSES' CLUB 
Mary Parker, R. N., Chairman 

The Gaston County Nurses' Club was organized in November, 1948, and has had 
seven business meetings. 

The Club entertained District Three in May, at the North Carolina Orthopedic 
Hospital. 

Program Committee arranged the following interesting and educational programs: 
(l) Movie, "A Life in Your Hands," shown by Mrs. R. L. Sanborn, Chairman of 
Gaston County Red Cross Chapter; (2) Discussion of Poliomyelitis, by Dr, Ned 
Shutkin; (3) Movie, "Modern Trends in Intravenous Therapy," shown by Mr. Temple 
from Abbot Laboratories; (4) Ward rounds of North Carolina Orthopedic Hospital 
conducted by Miss Miriam Wall, Superintendent of Nurses; (5) Movies, "The Army 
Nurse Corp 3 " arid "Reconditioning of Convalescents" shown by Captain Averette and 
Sergeant Tullen of Army Medical Corp. 

Several nurses gave blood to the American Red Cross Blook Bank. 

The organization of the club has stimulated a number of the nurses to join 
the District Nurses' Association. 

District Four 

ALAMANCE NURSES' CLUB 
Mrs. Lucile Crabtree, R. N., Chairman 

The Alamance Nurses' Club with a membership of seventy-three, had eleven 
monthly meetings with an average attendance of forty. The Club also had two call 
meetings. 

The following programs were arranged: October- "Accomplishments of Hospital 
Care Commission , " by Mr. H. E. Hamilton, Chapel Hill; November- "Meeting Nursing 
Needs, "by Florence K. Wilson, R.N., Durham; December -Business meeting and 
Christmas Banquet celebrating The Diamond Jubilee of Nursing; January- 'Know 
Your Journal," by Mary Lineberger, R.N., Burlington and installation of new 
officers; February- 'Your Personnel Service," by Helen E. Peeler, R.N., Raleigh; 
March - "Evaluation of the Public Health Needs in Alamance County, by Dr. E. G, 
McGavran r Chapel Hill; April- "Industrial Nursing," by Mr. McNairy, Greensboro; 
May- Move: "Human Growth," by Eva Hifdon, Health Department Alamance County; 
June- "Structure Study," by Mary Bailey, Burlington; August -Annual picnic at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilson; September -Business meeting and picnic supper 
at "Burke Haven, " Gibsonville. 

The Club was host to District Four in October, had a joint meeting with the 
Burlington Community Council in November, and a joint meeting with the Burlington 
Personnel Club in April. 

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Donations: #2.00 to Tuberculosis Christmas Seals; $325.00 to Folio Fund; 
$12.00 for dues for ill members; $10.00 to Community Chest, 

Achievements: One delegate and five additional members attended the Annual 
Convention in Wilmington, in October; represented at seven district meetings; 
sent two delegates to Structure Study Institute; three delegates attended 
Midyear Meeting of the Advisory Council in Durham in March; Student Nurse Loan 
Fund used by four students this year; sponsored a Benefit Game Party to raise 
money for the Polio Fund; sponsored a nurse in the Centennial Contest for the 
Queen; twenty-four new subscriptions to the American Journal of Nursing ; 
Publicity Committee sent out over eight hundred pieces of mail. 

Financial Status: U.S. Bonds - $150.00, Loan Fund - v 911.86, Club Treasury - 
$275.32, 

HIGH POINT NURSES' CLUB 
Emma L. Chaff in, R, N., Chairman 

The High Point Nurses' Club has held regular dinner and business meetings 
every month with the exception of July and August with an average attendance of 
thirty «, 

The following programs were planned: October - Celebration of the Club's 
twenty-first birthday; November - Reports of Annual Convention by delegates; 
December - Christmas party; January - "North Carolina State Nurses ' Association, " 
by Mrs, Marie B. Noell, Executive Secretary, and Helen E. Peeler, Associate 
Executive Secretary; February - Activities of Health Department, by Dr. D. L, 
Wallin, Health Officer; March - "Socialized Medicine, " by Dr. Glenn Perry; 
April - "Live Long and Like It," by Eva Reid; May - "Spring Poetry," by Vera 
Idol; June - "Opportunities and Security for nurses in A.N.R.C.," by Captain 
Evans; September - Final plans for the Annual Convention, October 2^-27. 

The Club was host to District Four in April, and in June the senior students 
of High Point Memorial Hospital were honor guests. 

Activities and Achievements: More activity in committee work; kk% increase 
in membership; fifteen new subscriptions to the American Journal of Nursing ; 
distribution of material on Federal Legislation, received from Headquarters' 
Office, among the members and many members contacted their congressman regarding 
this matter; sent Chairman of the club as a delegate to the Midyear Meeting of 
the Advisory Council in Durham in March to the Structure Study Institute, in 
Raleigh, in May and to District Meetings; started a registry in December on 
trial and is still on trial basis; secured a parliamentarian, -who attended meetings 
and has been most helpful; and members of the club cooperated with the state 
counselor in conducting a special counseling day. 

The Club requested that it be considered as a district when the Worth Carolina 
State Nurses' Association is redistricted. 

Cooperated with District Four in the District Student Nurse Contest, The 
guest speakers were Mrs. Louise P, East, R.N., President, and Mrs, Elizabeth 
Clement, R. N., President of District Four. 

The Club yearbook was prepared and distributed to members in April, 

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Planning for the Annual Convention in High Point has been pleasant and 
interesting for each member. We are looking forward to having the nurses in 
North Carolina meet in High Point and we hope each one has a very good time. 

GRANVILLE COUNTY NURSES' CLUB (Oxford) 
Mrs. Joan Averrette, R.N., Chairman 

The Granville County Nurses' Club has an active membership of sixteen members 
and about sixteen inactive members who occasionally attend the club meetings, but 
always support the club in any drive. 

Two or more active members try to attend the District Meeting held in Durham 
monthly, and make a report to the club. 

The Club is sponsoring an Oxford Orphanage student who is now a student nurse 
at fratta Hospital School of Nursing. The entrance fee was paid, and the receipt 
was given to the student for a graduation gift, 

A Square Dance and cake sale was sponsored to raise funds. 

Balance in Treasury - $109.89. 

District Seven 

DUNN'S NURSES' CLUB 
Irene Lassiter, R. N e , Chairman 

The Dunn's Nurses' Club, which includes nurses of Dunn and vicinity, with a 
membership of twenty-two, had six regular meetings and an average attendance of 
seventeen. The Club has one honorary member, Mrs, Dorothy W» McDonald, of 
McCain, North Carolina, 

Club Officers: Chairman - Irene Lassiter] Co-Chairman - Mrs. Geraldine 
Cromartie; Secretary - Mrs. Marie T. Ray ford; Treasurer - Glynn Tart; Directors - 
Mrs. Ruby Hood, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence, Mrs, Ethel Wade, and Mrs. Lucille C. 
Harris. 

Contributions: March of Dimes - §2; The American Red Cross - $2, Cancer Fund - 
$2 j Crippled Children's Fund - $2; and Mary Lewis .Wyche Loan Fund - $2. 

Projects: Membership drive; The American Journal of Nursing ; and supporting 
the North Carolina State Nurses' Association in recruitment program, by providing 
lectures on nursing to high school students and by sponsoring local Trainee. 

Annual Handbooks for club members were mailed in April, 1949. Monthly editions 
of "Nurses' Chatter" with local, state and national news have been mailed to each 
member. 

Programs: January - Business meeting; February - Hostess to District Seven, 
"Redist rioting in North Carolina," Mrs. Marie B. Noell, Executive Secretary, 
North Carolina State Nurses' Association; March - "Care of Premature Infant in 
Public Health Program, " Mabel Patten, State Board of Health, Raleigh; May - 
"Advantages of Nurses as Good Citizens," Mr. Joe McCullers, Secretary, Chamber of 
Commerce, Dunn; September - "Ways and Means of Acquainting the Public 'flith Nurs- 
ing For the Future," Helen E. Peeler, Counselor, North Carolina State Nurses' 
Association, 

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Valuable information has been received from State Headquarters' Office 
during the year. 

Purpose of the Club shall be to advance high standards of ethical and pro- 
fessional conduct among nurses, and to promote their professional conduct among 
nurses, and to promote their professional and educational advancement in every 
club, district, state and national organizations. 

District Eight 

ALBEMARLE NURSES' CLUB 
Myra J. Lassiter, R.N., Chairman 

The Albemarle Nurses' Club is small and not too active, but we do try to keep 
in touch with the various activities of the District and State Nurses' Associa- 
tion. 

Officers: Chairman - Myra J. Lassiter; Vice-Chairman - Mrs. Irene P. Granger; 
Secretary - Mary Jones; Treasurer - Mrs. Carlton Mathews, 

GOLDSBORO NURSES' CLUB 
Mrs. Lena P. Stanley, R.N., Chairman 

The Goldsboro Nurses' Club has a membership of thirty-six with an average 
attendance of fifteen c 

The Club has been represented at the meetings of District Eight and entertain- 
ed the District in February. Representatives have also attended civic meetings. 

The Club has two active sections - private duty and general duty. 

Nurses and doctors have been remembered with cards and flowers during illness 
and bereavement. Parties have been given to all brides of the club and gifts 
sent to members with new babies. 

Contributions have been made to the Community Chest, Red Cross, and Polio 
Drives, 



No Report 



No Report 



No Report 



No Report 



GREENVILLE NURSES' CLUB 
Mrs. M. E. Corbette, R, N., Chairman 



KINSTON NURSES' CLUB 
Edna Rouse, R. N., Chairman 



WASHINGTON NURSES' CLUB 
Mrs. Bonner Paul, R. N., Chairman 



District Nine 

NEW BERN NURSES' CLUB 
Mrs. Mary N. Drumheller, R. M., Chairman 



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WHITE VILLE NURSES' CLUB 
Mrs. Flora W, Smith, R. N., Chairman 

The Columbus County Nurses' Club reorganized in January, 1948 and has been 
active since that time. The club has held monthly meetings at the home of one 
of the members. The club has twenty-three active members. 

Contributions vjere made to the different drives (Cancer, Polio, etc,). 

The members of the club arc very much interested in having a district in 
Columbus County. If this is not possible, we prefer to go with the Lumberton 
District, 

The club plans to send one and possibly two delegates to the Annual Conven- 
tion in High Point, 

REPORTS OF ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 

DISTRICT ONE TEN ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 

APPALACHIAN HALL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, L, a. Broom, RoN., President 



No Report 



No Report 



No Report 



ASTON PhRK ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Glee C. Bumgardner, R.N., President 



BILTMOEE ALUIvINAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Betty Hayes, R.N., President 



GPu.CE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION - BANNER ELK 
Mrs. Earnest D. Parkhurst, R. N., President 

The Grace Hospital rt lumnae Association of Banner Elk has had regular bi- 
monthly meetings and three call meetings with eleven active and fourteen inactive 
members, and five new members. 

The programs have consisted of routine business and discussions of current 
activities of the District, State and American Nurses' association. 

The association entertained the twelve students of the School of Nursing, 
who were transferred to other schools, at a picnic and the graduating class at a 
steak dinner in August. 

The association also assisted with the graduation reception and furnished 
flowers for the graduating class. 

Balance in bank - -$45 .78, 

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GRACE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION - MORGANTON 
Iris McGimsey, R. M., President 

No Report 

HIGHLAND ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Marjorie Johnson, R.N., President 

No Report 

MEMORIAL MISSION HOSPITAL OF 

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

Martha Choate, R.N., President 

The Memorial Mission Hospital of Western North Carolina Alumnae Association, 
with a membership of sixty, has held five meetings. 

Officers of the Association are: President - Martha Choate; First Vice- 
President - Mrs. Elsie Chambers; Second Vice-President - Miss {Catherine Hall; 
Secretary - Louise Rhymer; Treasurer - Mrs. Dorothy Hunnicutt, 

The name of the Association was changed from the Alumnae Association of 
Asheville Mission Hospital, to the Alumnae Association of Memorial Mission Hospi- 
tal of western North Carolina. The name was also changed on the hospital pin and 
diploma. 

The Association recommended a one-half inch black velvet band to be worn on 
the hospital cap. This recommendation was approved by the Hospital Board of 
Directors. 

The constitution and by-laws were amended and reprinted. 

Members of the Association supported Federal Legislation as it affects nurses 
and nursing by corresponding with our Congressmen. The members also helped with 
Hospital Day entertainment in May. 

The Association presented a gift of a two c.c. syringe to each member of the 
graduating class. 

The programs consisted of a talk on "New Drugs," by the Hospital Pharmacist} 
A Public Health Service Movie, "The Starting Line" ; a two-team contest to in- 
crease membership and attendance; and a discussion for a Homecoming in 1950, 

The Association had one death, Mrs. Douglas Hill, a member of long standing. 

There have been several marriages and births in the Association during the 
year, 

MERIWETHER ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Raven P. Noland, R.N., President 

No Report 

MOUNTAIN SANITARIUM AND HOSPITAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Hazel Hensley, R. N., President 

No Report 

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RUTHERFORD ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Garland Miller, R.N., President 

The Rutherford Alumnae Association, with a membership of forty-one, has 
had seven meetings with an average attendance of fourteen. 

The Association entertained the graduating class at a picnic. 

Interesting programs were arranged for each meeting, 

A contribution of $100.00 was made to the Hospital Building Fund. 

DISTRICT TWO KJUR ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 

CITY MEMORIAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Venus Fair cloth, R.N., president 

The City Memorial Hospital Alumnae Association has had ten meetings with an 
average attendance of sixteen to twenty-six. 

Miss Venus Faircloth was sent as a delegate to the Annual Convention of the 
North Carolina State Nurses' Association, held in Wilmington, in October, 1948, 
and to the Midyear Meeting of the Advisory Council in Durham in March, 1949. 

The graduating class was honored at a Weiner Roast in June, at the home of 
one of the members, Gifts of linen handkerchiefs were presented to the members 
of the graduating class. 

The association voted to send two student nurses and a delegate, Miss Venus 
Faircloth, to the annual Convention in High Point, in October. 

Other activities of the Association: A Christmas party in December, and a 
Valentine party in February; staff nurses of City Memorial Hospital were honored 
with an Easter party in April; flowers and cards were sent to sick members; a 
sunshine box was sent to an Alumnae Member, Mrs. Carl Montsinger, who is a 
patient in Forsyth Sanitorium; six-dozen silver teaspoons and a wear-ever coffee 
pot was presented to the student nurses; and a small gift and letter of appre- 
ciation was presented to Mr. C. K. Shiro, former Hospital Administrator, 

The main problem of the Association during the year has been poor attendance. 

Balance in Treasury - $200,00, 

MARTIN MEMORIAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Esther McMillan, R. N», President 

The Martin Memorial Hospital Alumnae Association has had monthly meetings 
except during the vacation months, with an average attendance of eighteen. The 
Association has seventy-two members - thirty-three non-resident, and thirty-nine 
resident members, 

A call meeting of the association was held in April to discuss redi3tricting 
of the North Carolina State Nurses' association, and the members voted to remain 
in District Two. 

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The programs have consisted of lectures, movies and reports. 

The graduating class was honored with a dinner and gifts were presented to 
the members of the class. 

Two delegates were sent to the Annual Meeting of the Worth Carolina State 
Nurses' Association, 

All members were remembered with gifts or cards during illness. 

Donations were given to various community drives. 

Officers of the Association: President - Mrs, Esther McMillan; Vice-Presi- 
dent - Mrs, Pauline Summors; Secretary - Miss Sthelene Beasley; Treasurer - Mrs, 
Eva Joyce, 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Dorothy Jarvis, R. N., President 

The North Carolina Baptist Alumnae Association has one hundred and fifty-nine 
members - fifty-six resident members and one hundred and three non-resident mem- 
bers, with an average attendance of twenty-one. 

Officers of the Association: President - Dorothy Jarvis; Vice-President - 
Mrs. Jack Potter; Secretary - Dorothy Anderson; Treasurer - Mrs, Bright Wilson; 
Directors - Mae Duncan, Roda Ann Gardner, Annie Smith and Mrs, Lucille Oliver, 

Projects for the year: Library fund for Nursing School Library and redec- 
orated the Student Library; assisted in raising funds for tennis courts for 
student nurses; cooperated with the School of Nursing in sponsoring a float for 
the Forsyth County Centennial parade; and sent a delegate to all meetings of the 
North Carolina State Nurses ' Association and paid part of the expense of students 
attending state meetings, 

ROWAN MEMORIAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Nell K. Culbertson, R,N,, President 

The Rowan Memorial Hospital Alumane Association, with a membership of twenty- 
seven resident and eighteen non-resident, has held nine meetings. The Associa- 
tion has had six new members during the year. 

Meetings were held in the Y.W.C.A., and in individual homes with a better 
attendance, when meetings are held in the homes. 

Programs have consisted of routine business and many interesting talks given 
by doctors and various other speakers. 

All members, doctors and their families were remembered with flowers, gifts, 
and cards during illness or bereavement 

Donations: Polio Drive - .^15-00; I.W.CA. - £L0 a 00; and Cancer Drive - --10,00, 

The Association honored one of the members with a crystal shower and the 
graduating class with a party, presenting a corsage to each graduate. 

In September, the Association jointly entertained with the private duty nurses 
and the institutional nurses at a picnic, 

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Balance in Treasury - $118.91. 

KATE BITTING REYNOLDS MEMORIAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. «nnie Tate Carpenter, R. N., President 

No Report 

DISTRICT THREE ELEVEN ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 

CABARRUS COUNTY ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Kathleen DeBurwell, R. N., President 

No Report 

CHARLOTTE MEMORIAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Caroline Murray, R. N., President 

CHARLOTTE SANATORIUM ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mary Belle May, R.N., President 

The Charlotte Sanatorium Alumnae Association has had ten meetings with fifty- 
two members, and an average attendance of twenty-one. 

The Association has a Lucy Walton Memorial Fund, given by Miss Walton's 
family, which is available to student nurses and graduate nurses for post graduate 
work. 

DAVIS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Edith M. Hoover, R. N., President 

The Davis Hospital Alumnae Association, with a membership of one hundred and 
an average attendance of twenty-five, has had seven meetings. 

Donations: The ^merican Red Cross - £15.00, and the Mitchell College Develop- 
ment Fund - $30.00. 

A delegate was sent to the Midyear Meeting of the advisory Council in Durham, 
in March, 

Constitution and By-laws were amended, 

A News Letter was published quarterly and sent to all members, 

A gift was presented to the honor student of the graduating class. 

The programs consisted of routine business, music and lectures. Dr. J. S. 
Holbrook spoke to the members of the association on "Socialized Medicine." 
Dr. L. B. Shaffer was guest speaker at the March meeting, at which time the stu- 
dent was invited as special guests. 

The graduating class was honored at the annual alumnae picnic held at the 
American Legion Hut in Statesville, and the student body was honored at a dance at 
the Statesville County Club. 

Alumnae representatives attended the institute on "Structure Study, " held in 
Charlotte, in June. 

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All members were remembered with flowers during illness and bereavement. 

The Association raised £60.00 from an Auction Sale. 

GORDON CROWELL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Ferri White Blackburn, R.N., President 

No Report 

H. F. LONG ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, VI. L, Beard, R. N«, President 

The H, F. Long Alumnae Association has had nine meetings and have had a most 
enjoyable year,, 

Programs consisted of routine business, lectures and reports, a Christmas 
party was enjoyed at the December meeting. 

Projects: Funds raised for the Association by an Auction Sale, a quilt raffle, 
and special donations; sent two gifts to a member who had gone to India as a 
missionary; gave a basket to each of two needy colored families; sent several 
baskets to needy families at Christmas; sent flowers to all members during illness; 
contributed to the Mitchell College Development Fund; and presented a chart to the 
classroom. 

The Association sent delegates to the Annual Convention in Wilmington in 
October, 1948 and the Midyear Meeting of the Advisory Council in Durham, in 
March, 19A9. 

At the March meeting, the Association decided to entertain the graduating class 
with a dinner. At the April meeting, future plans for the Alumnae Association and 
what it could do for the students vas discussed, 

LOWRANCE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Francis L. Edminston, R, N., President 

The Lowrance Alumnae Association has had an active and interesting year. The 
Association has a membership of forty-two and an average attendance of twenty. 

The Program Committee has provided interesting programs, consisting of routine 
business and interesting lectures by doctors and other speakers. Employment of 
practical nurses was discussed and approved at the October meeting. Officers for 
the year were elected in December, after which the annual Christmas party was 
enjoyed by all. 

In august, the Association had a picnic for the nurses and their families, 

MERCY ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

Ann McGrath, R, N,, President 

The Mercy Hospital Alumnae Association has had nine meetings, with a membership 
of one hundred and sixty- five, and an average attendance of twenty-five. 

Achievements: Memorial Plaque given for Mother Raphael for her untiring 
efforts, and faithful guidance in the Alumnae association; a one-person play given 
by Carrola Bell Williams, a well-known actress, the proceeds were used for 

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crippled children's ward; a banquet and dance given in honor of the graduating 
class at El Morocco Supper Club; and all members were remembered with flowers and 
cards during illness or bereavement. 

Contributions: March of Dimes, Salvation Army, Mother Raphael's trip to 
Ireland, and to Christmas party for children in Pediatric Ward. 

Problems: Poor attendance at meetings and more cooperation among nurses in 
various activities sponsored by the Association. 

PRESBYTERIAN ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Lottie Nixon, R. N«, President 

The Presbyterian Hospital alumnae Association has a membership of one hundred 
and sixty- five, with an average attendance of twenty-five, and one honorary 
member - Miss Mary Belle May. 

The programs consisted of interesting lectures including a report of the book 
Nursing for the Future , by Dr. Lucille Brown, and a report of the meeting of the 
North Carolina League of Nursing Education, held in Chapel Hill, in March. 

In rtpril, the association honored the graduating class at a picnic and square 
dance at Camp Herman, the camp site for the Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

In May, a Memorial Service was held for Miss Ella Mae MacNichols, first 
Superintendent of Presbyterian Hospital, who expired at her home in New Jersey 
the first of the year. Later in May, the Association sponsored a party and a 
dance at the Y.W.CoA. for members and friends. 

In June, the Annual Homecoming Picnic and Baby Show was attended by approxi- 
mately one hundred people. An Alumnae Newspaper was sent to all graduates 
announcing the homecoming. This newspaper will be published at least once a 
year in the future. 

In September, a Memorial Service for Dr. Andrew Blair, former chief of the 
Medical Staff, was held. At this time, a copy of the Annual, dedicated to 
Dr. Blair, was presented to his family. 

Contributions: $25 to the "Crisp and Curls," the P.H. Annual, and $10 to the 
Spastic Drive. 

All members were remembered with a card and rosebud during illness. 

SHELBY ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Meredith B. Doggett, R. M., President 

The Shelby Hospital alumnae Association has fifty-two members, thirty active 
members, and seventeen members of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association. 

The Association has been active in assisting with the Red Cross Blood Sank. 

A Memorial Service was held in honor of Miss Ella MacNichols, who was the 
first Superintendent of Nurses and who served in this capacity for twenty years. 
The association had an oil painting made of Miss MacNichols to be hung in the 
hospital. 

Contributions were made to the Cancer, Tuberculosis and Polio drives, 

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The graduating class was invited as special guests to one of the Association 
meetings. 

Members of the Association supported Federal Legislation as it affects nurses 
and nursing by corresponding with our Congressmen » 

ST. PETERS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Bessie Robinson, R. N,, President 

The St. Peters Hospital alumnae Association with a membership of forty- four 
(eight non-resident members), and an average attendance of thirteen has had eight 
meetings. 

Programs included study and discussion of proposed Federal Legislation as it 
affects nurses and nursing, Nursing for the Future , by Dr. Lucille Brown, and 
structure study, 

A $25 donation was made to the Nalle Clinic Foundation. 

DISTRICT FOUR THREE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 

HIGH POINT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Kathryn Spencer, R, N., President 

The High Point Memorial Hospital Alumnae Association, with twenty-nine active 

members, has held two meetings. 

The Constitution and By-Laws were amended to include graduates of both units 
of the hospital. 

An effort was made to stimulate interest and to increase membership by writing 
letters to two hundred and sixty-four graduates. 

Several members of the Association assisted the student nurses in organizing 
and completing their Annual, The Caduceus. 

The Association donated a number of fiction books to the School of Nursing 
Library, 

LEAKSVILLE HOSPITAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Louise Hinson, R.N., President 

The Leaksville Hospital Alumnae Association, with a membership of thirty-seven 
(thirty active and seven inactive members) has had nine meetings. 

Programs consisted of routine business, interesting lectures, and social 
activities. In December, a Christmas party was enjoyed by all Hospital Personnel. 
In September, 1949, the members of the Association met with all nurses in 
Rockingham County for the purpose of discussing the possibility of organizing a 
district. 

Activities: Sponsored a dance at the Leaksville nrmory to supplement the 
treasury; prepared a basket for a needy family at Christmas; purchased sixteen 
books for the Nurses* Home Library; and redecorated the Alumnae Room in the 
Hospital, 

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Constitution and By-Laws were amended. 

ST. LEU'S ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Lake Allen, R. N., President 

The St,. Lea's Hospital Alumnae Association, with a membership of one hundred 
and one has had bi-monthly meetings. 

Officers of the Association are; President - Lake Alien; First Vice-President- 
Ruth Douthitj Second Vice-President - Mrs, Cleo Greeson Osborne^ Secretary - 
Marie Lilly; and Treasurer - Bettie McAdoo, 

Programs have consisted of business and social activities. 

Some objectives of the Association for the year and the next few years are: 

(1) To work in a closer relationship with the school of nursing and to rec- 
omend - (a) Very careful screening of all school of nursing applicants, (b) Im- 
provement in theoretical and clinical instruction in the school of nursing, 

(c) Reorganization of the Nursing Arts Classroom, purchasing all necessary equip- 
ment, 

(2) To give financial assistance in purchasing equipment for classrooms. 

(3) To furnish a hospital room to be used, when possible, by members of the 
Association and student nurses when ill. 

The Association has established a revolving sick loan fund. 

Also, the Association has planned a Homecoming to be held at the Nurses' 
Home, October 27, 1949* A buffet supper will be served. 

Balance on checking account is $259.84. Disbursements for the year $48.34; 
and $151.77 in Home Building and Loan. 

DISTRICT FIVE TWO ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 

DUKE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Bernice Cobb, R.N., President 

The Duke University School of Nursing Alumnae Association, with an active 
membership of two hundred and eighty has had eight meetings,, 

Mr. Harold G. Mickey, who had resigned as superintendent of the hospital to 
accept another position, was honored at a dinner meeting in January. 

The June meeting was the annual banquet honoring the graduating class. The 
following three awards were presented: The Mosely Award, given to the outstanding 
senior who demonstrated the best bedside nursing care during her three years; 
The Florence Nightingale Plaque, given to the senior who had shown outstanding 
qualities in leadership, scholarship and nursing skill; and The Bogby Award for 
pediatric nursing. Five certificates were also given for honorary membership, 

Expenditures for the past year included $99.75 for newspaper and magazine for 
School of Nursing; $10 to the Fred Hanes Memorial Garden Fund; and one-half the 
expenses of two delegates to the Annual Convention of the Worth Carolina State 
Nurses' Association, in Wilmington, October, 1948. 

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Two news letters were sent to each member of the Association and individual 
folders placed in the Alumnae file for each nurse who graduated from Duke School 
of Nursing. 

The Association has cooperated with the General Alumnae of Duke University in 
the Loyalty Drive and the members attended the General Alumnae Week-end, 

WATTS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Irma Williams, R. N,, President 

The Watts Hospital Alumnae Association, with seventy-five resident members 
and fifty-four non-resident members, has had seven meetings with an average 
attendance of twenty. 

Programs have consisted of routine business, reports of committees, and inter- 
esting lectures given by doctors and civic people. 

Mrs, Letha Cole gave a dinner in honor of Miss Juanita Lee, who won the title 
of "Miss North Carolina Student Nurse of 194.9, " at which time The Watts Hospital 
Pin was presented to Miss Lee as a gift from the Alumnae Association, 

The graduating class of 1949 was honored at an informal banquet in September, 

LINCOLN ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mildred Crisp, R, N., President 
No Report 

DISTRICT SIX THREE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 

DOROTHEA DIX ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Ophelia Whitley , R N., President 

The Dorothea Dix alumnae association has fifty-two members with an average 
attendance of fifteen. The Association has two new members this year. 

Donations: $96,15 for books to be placed in the Nurses' Library; £15 to 
Nurses' Library; and .$5 on a ill member's nursing bill. 

Gifts: Christmas gift for Superintendent of Nurses and Superintendent of 
Hospital, 

A stork shower was given for a member of the association. 

All members were remembered with gifts or flowers during bereavement. 

The Association entertained District Six at a Christmas party held in the 
Nurses' Home, 

The Association has a balance of $194e08« 

MARY ELIZABETH ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Gertrude Bunn, R.N., President 

The Mary Elizabeth Hospital Alumnae Association, with a membership of twenty- 
eight, has had nine meetings with an average attendance of fifteen, 

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Activities: Sponsored a "fund raising" party; bought equipment for the 
kitchen in the nurses' home; honored the graduating class at a dinner, and re- 
membered members with cards, gifts, etc. during illness. 

Balance in treasury - .$131.33 and &500 in War Bonds. 

REX ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Hallie Featherston Phillips, R.N., President 

The Rex Hospital alumnae association, with an average attendance of twenty- 
five, has had eight meetings with sixty resident and forty non-resident members, 
and one honorary member. The Association has twenty-eight new members and has 
had one death. Concentration on a better attendance has been stressed during 
the year and the results have been favorable. 

In November, the members of the association sponsored a Homecoming Dinner in 
the hospital cafeteria, with an attendance of two hundred. The members of the 
Association enjoyed a Christmas party in December. In March, the Association was 
host to District Six, at which time the district candidate to the student nurse 
contest was the honored guest. The association honored the graduating class at 
a dance in the recreation hall of the nurses' home in May, 

Contributions: $35 at Christmas to disabled members and needy families] 
?20 to charitable organizations; $L0 to the American Red Cross; $5 to the educa- 
tional fund; and .,)25 to expenses of delegate to the annual Convention of the 
North Carolina State Nurses' Association, 

The officers of the association wish to express our gratitude to all indivi- 
duals and organizations that assisted this association in making progress during 
the year, 

DISTRICT SEVEN FOUR ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 

BaKER-THOMPSON MEMORIAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Vonnie i.i. Norment, R, N,, President 

The Baker- Thompson Memorial Hospital alumnae Association, with a membership 
of thirty-eight resident and fifty-nine non-resident, and one honorary member, 
has held nine meetings with an average attendance of fifteen. 

Programs consisted of routine business, committee reports, and interesting 
lectures given by members of the association, also, several educational films 
were shown. One program was devoted to "Polio," at which time a child who had 
been a victim of the disease was a guest of honor. In September, the Association 
was host to District Seven, at which time Structure Study was discussed. 

Activities: Presented a copy of Nursing for the Future , to the School of 
Nursing Library; sold Christmas cards, all occasion cc-rds, wrapping paper, etc, 
to raise funds for the Association; in November, a dutch banquet was given cele- 
brating Linda Richards Day, honoring two older graduate nurses - one from Thompson 
Memorial Alumnae, and one from Baker Sanatorium Alumnae; in December, a Christmas 
party was enjoyed by all; a reception was given by the Association and Hospital 
in honor of the contestant for the District Student Nurse Contest. 

The graduating class was honored at a Homecoming in June, at which time open 
house was held in each nurses' home and hospital followed by a banquet with 

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one hundred nurses attending. This occasion was enjoyed by all who attended. 
Balance in Treasury - $146.96. 



No Report 



Wo Report 



HIGHSMTH ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Jacqueline Hendrix, R.N., President 



SANATORIUM ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Ruth Whitley, R. N., President 



PITTKAN rt LUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Viola Davis, R. N., President 



No Report 
DISTRICT EIGHT FIVE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATIONS 



No Report 



CAROLINA GENERAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. Gertie W. Porter, R.N., President 



PARK VIEW ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Doris Weeks, R.N., President 



The Park View Alumnae Association has had monthly meetings in the hospital 
dining room with an average attendance of twenty-five. 

Each meeting consisted of a program and committee reports. Members enjoyed 
annual picnic and Christmas party, A special meeting was called to discuss 
Structure Study, 

ROANOKE RAPIDS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Louise McD, Starke, R.N., President 

The Roanoke Rapids Hospital Alumnae Association has eighty-six members, 
seventy-two of which are district members. The Association had nine meetings with 
an average attendance of fifteen. *■ 

Programs were planned around the current nursing news from the State Head- 
quarters' Office and progress in the Nursing profession. At the close of each 
meeting, the members enjoyed a social hour. 

The Association sponsored a Christmas party for all nurses and hospital 
personnel in December. The association plans to entertain District Eight in 
October. 

Donations and activities: Sent gifts and food to a needy family at Christmas} 
helped to sponsor "Miss Roanoke Rapids" in the student nurse contest} gifts to 
the graduating class; and paid delegate expenses to the Midyear Meeting of the 
Advisory Council in Durham in March; flowers were sent to all nurses' families 
in case of death. 

Balance in the Treasury - $90, 

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ROCKY MOUNT SANITORIUM ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs. L. W. Gurley, R.N., President 

The Rocky Mount Sanitorium alumnae association, with a membership of forty- 
two, has had eight meetings with an average attendance of sixteen. 

Donations were made to the Criopled Children's Fund, and to the American Red 
Cross. The Association maintains the upkeep of the Mace Bigger Memorial Room, 
Kitchen utensils, toaster, and the American Journal of Nursing were given to the 
student nurses' home. Cash donations and gifts were given to an older nurse in 
Rocky Mount, who is not a member of the Association, 

Members were remembered with gifts and flowers during illness. 

The Association had discussions on the Structure Study and Nursing for the 
Future, by Dr. Lucille Brown. 

Members of the Association wrote letters to Congressmen regarding Federal 
Legislation as it affects nurses and nursing. 

Delegates are sent to the meetings of the District and State Curses' Associa- 
tions. 

The Association entertained the graduating class and gave each graduate a 
corsage. 

Three cf the last graduating class have volunteered for special polio nursing 
and are now in Missouri, 

This Association and Park View Alumnae Association jointly entertained District 
Eight, 

Balance in Treasury - $421 9 47* 

WOODARD-HERRING ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Mrs, Stella G. '/'/instead, R.N., President 

The Woodard-Kerring Hospital Alumnae Association, with a membership of fifty- 
three, has had nine meetings, with an average attendance of eighteen. 

All members were remembered with cards during illness, and flowers in case of 
death. 

Donations were made to the various drives of the civic organizations. 

The Association paid the expenses for delegates attending various meetings 
and the Annual Convention of the North Carolina State Nurses' Association. 

The Association has subscribed to the American Journal of Nursing for the 
student nurse library. The outstanding senior student nurse of each class is 
presented with the "Annie Morris " metal, 

A dinner party was given at the Country Club in honor of the graduating 
class, 

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DISTRICT NINE ONE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

JAMES WALKER MEMORIAL ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
Nina Scott, R. N., President 

The James Walker Memorial Alumnae Association, with a membership of one 
hundred and six active members, has had eight meetings with an average attendance 
of twelve* 

In February, the Association voted to provide a scholarship award pin to be 
presented to the outstanding senior student nurse at the graduation exercises 
each year. 

On April 23, 1949* the Association celebrated its second Homecoming, with an 
attendance of one hundred and eighty-five. Each class from 1903-1949 was repre- 
sented with the exception of four. The main events of the Homecoming were a tea 
in the Nurses' Home and a Banquet at the Famous Club. 

In May, the Alumnae Association and District Nine jointly entertained the 
graduating class with a picnic and presented each graduate with a gift. 

The Association sent a delegate to the Midyear Meeting of the Advisory 
Council Meeting in Durham. 

Flowers and cards have been sent to all members during illness and bereave- 
ment. 

In addition to routine business, varied programs have been presented at 
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