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Joan Randolph is a 1956 graduate of the Jefferson School of Nursing’s Diploma Program. Though she enjoyed all of her nursing rotations as a student, upon graduation she decided to go into medical-surgical nursing, starting her career at Jefferson Hospital working with, among others, Dr. John Gibbon. After leaving Jefferson, Ms. Randolph spent the bulk of her career at Jeanes Hospital, where she worked her way up from staff nurse to head nurse and eventually on to Vice President of Patient Care Services. Though now retired Ms. Randolph continues to be involved with the field of nursing by serving on various Boards and Committees as well as counseling individuals about their careers in nursing.

Publication Date

2-5-2016

City

Philadelphia

Keywords

Thomas Jefferson University, alumni, women, oral histories, nursing, diploma nurse, Jeanes Hospital, nurse executive

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | 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, February 2016

Provenance

Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Joan Randolph on February 5, 2016

Joan Walker Randolph

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