University of Cincinnati College of Nursing alumna Joan (King) Kane remembers a time when few colleges offered baccalaureate nursing degrees. Her parents, both farmers, couldn’t afford the full cost of tuition, so she worked for two summers in a shoe factory to make up the difference. After she graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Joan worked in hospitals across the country, first as a pediatric nurse and later as a supervisor and clinical instructor.
Q: Who or what at the College of Nursing had the most impact on you?
A: Professor Colleen Seymour, my pediatric instructor. Colleen was like a dictator. You had to be exactly right; however, she was extremely fair and knowledgeable. I didn’t think Colleen was friendly, but I know I got the most out of that pediatric experience.