Miss Bonnie's Nurses

The First Fifty Years of Nursing at UNC Charlotte

By Ann Mabe Newman, Dona Harton Haney

Miss Bonnie's Nurses

248 pp., 7 x 10, 51 halftones, appends., notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4762-3
    Published: August 2018

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Distributed for the J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte

The UNC Charlotte School of Nursing was founded in 1965 under the direction of President Bonnie Cone in what was then the Charlotte College. Miss Bonnie’s Nurses: The First Fifty Years of Nursing at UNC Charlotte traces the history of the school to its position today as the premier choice for providing the highest quality of nursing education with a commitment to community engagement in the Charlotte region and beyond.

Ann Mabe Newman and Dona Haney, both alumni with close ties going back to the program’s earliest years, add their personal perspective to this account of the people who shaped the institution and its history. Adding to their close knowledge of the school are the voices and memories of deans, alumni, and faculty that were collected for the book.

Featuring fifty-one photographs, Miss Bonnie’s Nurses documents and celebrates the contributions of a community of scholars and nurses that educate over 500 students annually as they enter the extraordinary world of nursing and begin their careers in healthcare.

About the Authors

Ann Mabe Newman received her Diploma in Nursing at UVA, BSN from UNC Charlotte, MSN at UNC Chapel Hill and PhD from UAB. Before retiring in 2012, she taught nursing and women’s studies for thirty-four years. She was recognized as an outstanding educator with the Bank of America Excellence in Teaching Award. Her contributions to the college and the community have earned her many awards, including Distinguished Alumni Award from the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, a Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award, and induction into the North Carolina Nurses Association Hall of Fame.
For more information about Ann Mabe Newman, visit the Author Page.

Dona Haney graduated in the second class of the nursing program, the first class of the MSN program, and also received her BSN from UNC Charlotte. She had a long career at Mercy Hospital as an expert in infection control and in nursing education. She is a recipient of a Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina award and served two terms as president of the Association of Practitioners in Infection Control, as well as president of the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing Alumni Association Chapter.
For more information about Dona Harton Haney, visit the Author Page.