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  1. 1. INTRODUCTION Women Studies (WS 247) Sita Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
  2. 2. My Journey <ul><li>Born in a Country of Mount Everest and Birth Place of Lord Buddha </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Bangkok, Thailand in 1998 and Stayed about 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 2001 and enrolled in RN to BSN course in Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Long Beach, California in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Now a Registered Nurse in St Marry Medical Center, Long Beach, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to graduate in Fall, 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Woman of the Hall: Glenn Abdellah (1919 to Present) <ul><li>Holds PhD degree in nursing from Columbia University </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer nursing researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Helped to transform nursing theory, nursing care and nursing education </li></ul><ul><li>First nurse officer to receive two star rank of rear admiral </li></ul>
  4. 4. Glenn Abdellah (1919 to Present) Contd… <ul><li>Innovator in patient centered approach to nursing research </li></ul><ul><li>Published more than 200 peer reviewed publications </li></ul><ul><li>Developed first tested coronary care unit </li></ul>
  5. 5. Glenn Abdellah (1919 to Present) Contd… <ul><li>Founded the Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Served as the School’s first Dean </li></ul><ul><li>Presents workshops around the world in nursing research and nursing care </li></ul>
  6. 6. Glenn Abdellah (1919 to Present) Contd… <ul><li>Her work has been recognized with 77 professional and academic honors </li></ul><ul><li>Received prestigious Allied Signal Award for her pioneering research in aging </li></ul><ul><li>She is also the recipient of eleven honorary degrees. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Glenn Abdellah (1919 to Present) Contd… <ul><li>She has helped transform the practice of nursing and raised its standards by introducing scientific research into nursing and patient care. </li></ul><ul><li>Her leadership, her publications, and her accomplishments have set a new standard for nursing and for women in the health care field. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The End