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Karen Jordan

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Karen Jordan was a member of the civil rights movement in Philadelphia during the 1960s, first becoming involved with the fight to desegregate Girard College. After a semester at Cheyney University Ms. Jordan took time away from school before deciding to study nursing. She enrolled in the Jefferson Diploma Nursing program in 1973 and graduated in 1976. She would later go on to also receive her Bachelor’s in Nursing Science, also from Thomas Jefferson University. Ms. Jordan has spent her long career at Jefferson working as a medical-surgical, oncology, and neonatal nurse. In her free time she remains involved with the Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters.

Publication Date

12-14-2015

City

Philadelphia

Keywords

Thomas Jefferson University, alumni, women, oral histories, nursing, diploma nurse, Diploma Nurses Alumni Association

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Nursing | Oral History

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DISCLAIMER: These oral histories express the personal views, memories, and opinions of the interviewee. They do not represent the policy, views, or official history of Thomas Jefferson University.

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Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce these oral histories must be obtained in writing from the Thomas Jefferson University Archives and Special Collections. No use (beyond limited quotation) should be made of the transcripts of these interviews without authorization.

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Oral history was edited by Kelsey Duinkerken, January 2016

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Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Karen Jordan on December 14, 2015

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