Now on Display: Exhibit features US Army Nurse's Experience
A new exhibit has been added to Tompkins-McCaw Library Special Collections Reading Room. This exhibit highlights pieces from Evelyn Crary Bacon's time in the United States Army Nurse Corps.
Evelyn Crary Bacon was a trailblazer in nursing and nursing education in Virginia . As the Virginia Pioneer Nurses Centennial Program states, "she taught distance education before it was the popular 'buzzword' it is today. She founded and taught in ADN programs when the concept was very new. The curriculum model she designed at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is still a successful one. Evelyn was also responsible for the RN to BSN program at the Academic Division of Virginia Commonwealth University -- one of the earliest programs of its kind."
Upon her passing, Mrs. Bacon left VCU Libraries her personal files, running in time from her days as a student at the University of Iowa in the 1930's all the way up to her work in processing the voluminous Virginia Nurses' Association Archives in the 1990's. Many of these items are included in the new exhibit.
Learn more about the exhibits at Tompkins-McCaw Library at http://www.library.vcu.edu/tml/speccoll/.
For more information about this exhibit, contact Andrew Bain, Special Collections Assistant, at email@example.com or (804) 828-9898