When Leslie (Baker) Ratshin looks back at her time at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, she remembers getting along well with her classmates. But mostly, the 1966 graduate recalls how well the baccalaureate nursing program prepared her for leadership roles.
Leslie has worked in various settings – from hospitals to nursing homes – including as head nurse at the University of Chicago.
One standout memory for Leslie happened when her mother had a heart attack. She sought permission from the assistant dean to travel home as soon as possible. At the time, Leslie says, faculty and administrators weren’t friendly with students, but the assistant dean showed her warmth and understanding.