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Aileen Ishuin MacMillan did not grow up wanting to be a nurse, but after two years of college in Montclair not knowing what she wanted to do, Ms. MacMillan decided by chance to pursue nursing at Jefferson. After graduating in 1976 from the Diploma program she took a job as a nurse in the maternity ward of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. During her forty year career at Jefferson Ms. MacMillan also completed her BSN at Gwynedd Mercy University. She remains very involved in Jefferson Nursing, serving on both the Jefferson Nursing College Alumni Board and, as president, on the Diploma Nurses Alumni Association Board. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at her church and bowling.

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Nursing | Oral History


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Oral history was edited by Kelsey Duinkerken, January 2016


Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Aileen Ishuin MacMillan on December 15, 2015

Aileen Ishuin MacMillan