Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD

Dr. Phoebe A. Pollitt of Boone serves as a Professor in the Department of Nursing. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and was an Excellence Fellowship recipient. She also has a Master of Arts degree in education from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She finished her Master of Science in nursing program at East Carolina University in 2008.

There are 41 included publications by Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD:

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Appalachian's First Health Care Provider, Nurse Mary S. Shook 2016 73 Generations of Appalachian students received care from this founding member of the Student Health Association of North Carolina. The university's M.S. Shook Health Service is named for her.
Appalachia Health Care: The Grace Hospital School Of Nursing 1992 16 After the Civil War and Recontruction, the South was in chaos. The economy was in a shambles and many social institutions had been destroyed. The task of rebuilding society frequently fell to the churches. Many Protestant denominations sent mission w...
Brief History Of Men In Nursing In North Carolina 2017 13 Before the 1950s, professional nursing was not welcoming to men. The American Nurses Association did not allow male membership for its first 40 years and the US Army Nurse Corps only began employing male nurses in 1955. Very few men were taught or pr...
Brief History Of Nursing In Rural North Carolina 2018 29 For over a hundred years, organized nursing in North Carolina has recognized the unique health challenges faced by people living in rural areas. From the founding of nurse Lydia Holman's Holman Association in 1903 to today's focus on telehealth and a...
Brief History Of School Nursing In North Carolina 2018 19 Within a decade of Lina Rogers Struthers becoming the first school nurse in the United States in 1902 in New York City, Percy Powers of Winston-Salem became the first school nurse in North Carolina. In 1911, the Wayside Workers of the Home Moravian C...
Caring for Communities in 'The Land of the Sky': Health Care Institutions and Asheville Multiculturalism 2014 54 This article won the NC Association of Historians 2014 Brewster Award.
A Century Of Legislative Accomplishments Of North Carolina Nurses 2015 21 A timeline of some major North Carolina legislative accomplishments by NC nurses during the twentieth century.
Charlotte Rhone: First African American Registered Nurse 2015 23 New Bern, North Carolina, can proudly claim to be the home of the first African American Registered Nurse in the United States -- Charlotte Rhone.
Charlotte Rhone: Nurse, Welfare Worker, And Entrepreneur 2015 35 Charlotte Rhone, a pioneering African American nurse born in Craven County, North Carolina, at the end of the post–Civil War Reconstruction era, grew up in a society shaped by the harshly discriminatory Jim Crow laws enacted in her home state and in ...
Dunnwyche — NCNA’s Home For Tubercular Nurses 2018 20 In the early twentieth century, tuberculosis (TB), a highly contagious disease, was a leading cause of death in North Carolina. During that era, TB treatment consisted of long bed rest, proper nutrition and fresh air. About half of the people who con...
Ernest Grant's Journey To ANA President 2019 34 On January 1, 2019, James Ernest Grant, RN, PhD, FAAN, became president of the American Nurses Association. His election to ANA's highest office is historic because Grant is the first male ANA president, the third African American to lead the organiz...
Esther McReady, RN: Nursing Advocate For Civil Rights 2016 74 More than a decade before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as an African American teenager from Baltimore, Maryland, Esther McCready challenged the discriminatory admissions policies of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). The article e...
The First Registered Nurse In The United States: Josephine (Bradham) Burton 2012 22 For over a hundred years the story and even the name of the first registered nurse (RN) in the United States has been inaccurately reported and shrouded in mystery. Nurse Mary Rose Batterham went to her grave in 1927, 24 years after she registered he...
From National Negro Health Week to National Public Health Week 1996 921 National Negro Health Week is a program that targeted the African-American population,and this precursor of National Public Health Week left a legacy of health awareness in the US. Theactive political participation of local and national National Negr...
HELP! I Need A Reference Librarian, An Archivist, And A Website Guru -- And I Found Them All In Belk Library! 2014 30 This presentation demonstrates what happened when a Nursing Professor and a Health Sciences Librarian joined forces to build a nursing history website. At Appalachian State University’s Belk Library it sparked what became an ongoing collaboration wit...
History Of Legislation Affecting NPs In North Carolina 2017 18 One of NONA’S legislative priorities in 2017 is House Bill 88/Senate Bill 73, the Modernize Nursing Practice Act. The bill is currently working its way through the General Assembly, and will allow, among other things, full practice authority for APRN...
The History Of Professional Nursing In North Carolina, 1902-2002 2014 113 For over 100 years, North Carolina nurses have joined an honored profession and worn their uniforms proudly. The years of rigorous training, the long hours and low pay have been balanced by the knowledge: that they were providing a unique service in ...
Jane Renwick Smedburg Wilkes 1999 15 Jane Wilkes of Charlotte, NC was one of the first women to volunteer to nurse sick and wounded Civil War soldiers at both the Wayside Hospital and the Confederate Military Hospital in Charlotte. These early nursing volunteers formed the Ladies Hospit...
A Look Back At The NC Association Of Colored Graduate Nurses 2016 5 When NCNA formed in 1902, membership privileges were extended only to white nurses. Although North Carolina was then home to several high caliber nursing schools for African Americans, including St. Agnes in Raleigh, Lincoln in Durham, and Good Samar...
A Look To The Past: NC Nursing Greats, Mary Lewis Wyche 2009 11 Mary Lewis Wyche was born on February 26, 1858 near Henderson in Vance County. As a young woman, she wanted to become a nurse but was thwarted by both family obligations and the absence of any schools of nursing in North Carolina. Her calling to beco...
The Lumbee Indian Nurses 2015 25 The origins of the 55,000 member Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are unclear. Many think the Lumbee are descendants of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Roanoke Island “Lost Colonists” of 1587, the first permanent English settlers in North America. A new group of ...
Madelon "Glory" Battle Hancock, Heroine Of World War I 2017 12 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry in World War I (WW1). Few know that Madelon "Glory" Battle Hancock of Asheville, North Carolina, was the most decorated nurse who served with the Allied Forces in WW1. As a British Red Cros...
Margaret Dolan -- National Nursing Leader 2017 11 Margaret Baggett Dolan was the fifth of nine children born to John and Allene Keeter Baggett on March 17, 1914, in Lillington, North Carolina. She graduated from Georgetown Hospital School of Nursing in 1935. Dolan began her career in community healt...
Mary Rose Batterham: The Second Registered Nurse In The United States 2012 12 Mary Rose Batterham spent her first decade as a nurse battling everything from typhoid epidemics to state legislators. She was a remarkable woman possessing a range of abilities which included assisting in surgeries performed on kitchen tables in App...
North Carolina, Pioneer In American Nursing 2010 57 On March 3, 1903, before women in the United States had the right to vote or were allowed to hold public office, the state legislature in North Carolina, at the urging of the newly formed North Carolina State Nurses Association (NCSNA), passed the fi...
North Carolina Chiefs Of The United States Army Nurse Corps 2015 23 The Spanish American War of 1898 was the first war in which the US Army hired graduate nurses to serve on a contract basis. Their work saved many lives and in 1903 the US Congress established a permanent US Army Nurse Corps (USANC). Thousands of nurs...
Nurses Fight For The Right To Vote: Spotlighting Four Nurses Who Supported The Women’s Suffrage Movement 2018 55 The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees women the right to vote. Its ratification in 1920 represented the culmination of a decades-long fight in which thousands of women and men marched, picketed, lobbied, and gave speeches in su...
Nurses In The Civil Rights Movement 2016 73 A black student at a “whites-only” Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina; a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi; a participant in the March on Washington; a community organizer for the Freedom Summer; two marchers from Selma to Mo...
Nursing Ambassador To The World 2009 16 One of the most inspiring yet little-known life stories of a minority nursing pioneer is that of U.S. Public Health Service nurse Mary Lee Mills, MSN, RN, MPH, CNM. Now 96 years old, Mills was born in 1912 and raised outside Watha, an impoverished ru...
Nursing and the New Deal: We Met the Challenge 1997 412 The years of the great depression were marked with unemployment and economic ruin for many people. Americans were left feeling helpless and hopeless. After the 1932 presidental election of Franklin Roosevelt, his administration embarked on a course o...
Nursing History Council Recaps The First NCNA Convention 2014 16 This is a brief recap of nurse Mary Lewis Wyche's efforts to create and establish a statewide nursing organization in North Carolina.
Nursing in a Time and Place of Peril: Five North Carolina Nurses 2013 654 Nurses are all around us. They attend our births and deaths, administer healing treatments when we are ill andhelp us promote well-being through public health and mental health programs. Almost every family can identify a nurseor two on its family tr...
Public Spirit 2013 14 In the early decades of the 20th century, life was very hard for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) in western North Carolina. Every major index of quality of life, including housing, education and health care, was deplorable, even by the st...
Reaching Millennials With Nursing History 2016 57 The North Carolina Nursing History (NCNH) website, a comprehensive, award-winning, and rich educational resource, was developed by nursing and library faculty and staff at Appalachian State University and is being used by nursing faculty and students...
Reverend Hannah Powell And Friendly House: A Universalist Mission In Appalachia 2000 16 Universalism has had a checkered history in Appalachian North Carolina. Since the establishment of the first church in the post-Civil War era, there have been periods of great interest and growing membership interspersed with years of decline and neg...
Russell Eugene Tranbarger: Renaissance Nurse 2013 11 “If you are going to get involved—get involved. Don’t sit on the sidelines,” says Dr. Russell Eugene Tranbarger. Without question, he has followed his own advice. Educator, clinician, historian, legislative advocate, leader, author, editor, role mode...
The Salem School And Orphanage: White Missionaries, Black School 1993 17 The academic focus on multiculturalism in the late 20th century gives the impression that society was homogeneous until very recently. In particular, and despite the efforts of numerous scholars, the myth persists that the Appalachian region is a sta...
Serving With Care And Compassion: North Carolina Nurses In The Spanish-American War 2012 15 Lucy Ashby Sharp, born January 13, 1862, dreamed of becoming a nurse while growing up after the Civil War on the family plantation, Edgewood, near Eden in Rockingham County, North Carolina. She probably imagined herself in a crisp white uniform with ...
St. Agnes Of Nursing: A Legacy Of Hope 2000 12 This article traces the beginning of African Americans in the nursing profession in the state of North Carolina with particular emphasis on the origin and demise of the St. Agnes School of Nursing at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC.
Using A Nursing History Web Site With Today's Nursing Students 2015 38 Recognizing the importance of nursing history, an interdisciplinary team at Appalachian State University created a North Carolina Nursing History Web site (http://nursinghistory.appstate.edu/). The Web site can be used for teaching undergraduate and ...
When One Goes Nursing, All Things Must Be Expected 2002 27 The names and accomplishment of Ella King Newsome, Phoebe Yates Pember, and Kate Cummings are familiar to students of Confederate and Civil War nursing history. Newsome, Pember, and Yates were great nursing leaders, organizing and managing large hosp...