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DATE:  May 6, 2002
CONTACT:  Calvin Burns (901) 333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan  (901) 333-4247

Nursing Pioneer to Keynote Southwest’s Pinning Ceremony 

The Department of Nursing at Southwest Tennessee Community College will present Dr. M. Elizabeth Carnegie, a renowned nursing historian, as the keynote speaker for the 2002 Spring Nurse Pinning Ceremony. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 6 p.m., Friday, May 10, at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Avenue.  

More than 50 nursing graduates will receive the recently redesigned Southwest nursing pin, which features the (Florence) Nightingale lamp and the College name. In the nursing profession, the pin is one of the most visible signs of educational achievement and is worn on the uniform or work clothes of every registered nurse. 

Dr. Carnegie is highly respected as a trailblazer for people of color in the field of nursing. She is the author of three books, Disadvantaged Students in RN Programs, Historical Perspectives of Nursing Research and The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing.  

In her most recent work, Dr. Carnegie and Southwest Department of Nursing chair Dr. Shiphrah Williams-Evans, co-authored a book chapter, The Evolution of Nursing, in the January issue of the contemporary nursing publication Trends & Management.  

Dr. Carnegie is an advocate for improving the quality of health care for the disadvantaged and conducts seminars and gives speeches on that topic throughout the year. She has served in leadership roles for several nursing associations, including the American Academy of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the American Association for the History of Nursing. 

The Department of Nursing, located on the Union Avenue Campus of the College, was established in 1979 and is designed to prepare graduates for immediate licensure and employment. The program has prepared more than 2,000 well-trained nurses and other health care professionals for the Mid-South health care system. 

For additional information about the ceremony or about the Department of Nursing at Southwest, call (901) 333-5425.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.