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Yeaworth, Rosalee

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Yeaworth begins her interview describing her background, her decision to enter nursing and teaching in obstetrics after graduation. She details continuing her education in psychiatric nursing with NIMH funding and the career shift to administrative positions. She talks about being impressed with UNMC and the ability to have a state-wide program with distance learning, the nursing faculty becoming better qualified through advanced education and starting the nurse practitioner program. Yeaworth details the struggle with budget cuts to the nursing program and her efforts to save the program with visits via airplane to other campuses. She describes establishing nursing divisions state-wide, efforts to recruit men and community support against cutting the Lincoln division of the nursing program. Yeaworth discusses the nursing shortage’s effect on continuing education and the various awards she has received. Yeaworth concludes her interview discussing her activities during retirement including involvement with the Nebraska Center for the Nursing Board, AARP Nebraska health advocacy and the Alzheimer’s Association as well as the establishment of the Rosalee C. Yeaworth Teaching Award at UNMC.

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