Academic journal article ABNF Journal

Dollie Brathwaite: The Passing of a Friend

Academic journal article ABNF Journal

Dollie Brathwaite: The Passing of a Friend

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I guess we have approached the age where death is to be expected - sort of. During the past month, I have learned of the death of several close friends who were Black nursing faculty members; and I am certain that others have passed whom I have not heard about.

Almost a decade ago, Dr. Regina Williams and I started a book entitled, "Current Black Leaders in Nursing." Every year we get in touch with each other and say, "We have just got to finish this book." Well, Regina, if we don't we are guaranteed to miss many, many interesting bios - which might never get printed, if we don't get busy.

What brought on this bout of melancholy was the recent news that Dr. Dollie Brathwaite had passed. As you might know, Dollie was the former dean and professor at Prairie View A&M University in Houston, Texas and was an active member of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc., a member of the Editorial Review Board of The ABNF Journal and a loyal supporter of Tucker Publications, Inc. Dollie was one of the few faculty members who bought journals for her students and mentees.

Dollie hailed from the state of Michigan. She received her bachelors (1974) and masters degrees (1976) in nursing from Wayne State University, a masters degree in public health (1977) from The University of Michigan and her doctorate in higher education from Wayne State in 1990. …

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