Barbara Gaines

Barbara Conway Gaines, Ed.D RN is a professor emeritus at Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Nursing. Gaines wrote Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Nursing: A History of the School 1910-1996 (2000) and "Elnora Thompson in Bullough," Vern and Sentz Lilli eds, American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary (1999). She is active in the American Association for the History of Nursing, currently serving on the strategic planning committee.

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  • Carol A. Lindeman (1935-)

    September 1, 1976, was a red-letter day for the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (now Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Nursing) in Portland. A new dean had arrived. Carol A. Lindeman, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., had been recruited to lead the school and to …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Elnora Thomson (1873-1957)

    Recruited to Oregon by Sadie Orr Dunbar in 1920, Elnora E. Thomson began the public-health nursing program at the University of Oregon’s Portland School of Social Work. A person with energy, talent, focus, and extensive organizational experience in public health, social work, and mental health, Thomson brought new perspective to …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Grace Phelps (1871-1952)

    In 1909, Grace Phelps began an activist career that would define her significant contributions to Oregon nursing. Portland attorney Sylvanus Kingsley, her brother-in-law, would later say of her: “The betterment of conditions for nurses was in fact her primary objective in life.”  Born to a large Quaker family in Westfield, …

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