Nursing Ambassador To The World

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Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: 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 rural area in North Carolina. She is one of 11 children and the granddaughter of slaves. Through education and determination Mills achieved an international nursing career that brought health and hope to medically underserved people around the world.

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Pollitt, P.A. (2009). "Nursing Ambassador to the World," Minority Nurse, Summer, 24-5. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2009
Mary Lee Mills, minority nursing, North Carolina nursing, Public Health

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