Anna Overland Nursing Scholarship
Anna E. Overland was born on November 20, 1913, the eldest child of Lillie (Johnson) and Edwin Overland of Hamilton County, Iowa. She graduated from Story City High School in 1930, and went on to the University of Iowa, where she studied liberal arts and nursing, receiving G.N. and B.S. degrees in 1934.
Anna began her nursing career as a staff nurse on the maternity ward at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. After nearly four years at UIHC, she was employed by Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where she had the opportunity to teach maternity nursing in their diploma program.
Her experiences in Miami enhanced her interest in teaching, and shortly after, she received her Certificate of Maternity Nursing from Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York, and later her M.A. in nursing education from Columbia University. Anna served as an obstetrics supervisor and instructor in diploma programs in Sioux City, Iowa and Portland, Oregon. She also taught students at Columbia University and served as a captain in the Army Nurse Corps from 1945-1948.
In 1952, she returned to Iowa City to join the University of Iowa College of Nursing faculty. She taught a maternity nursing course until her retirement in 1976. During her time at Iowa, she co-authored a book on maternity nursing and participated in a number of professional nursing organizations.
Anna created the Anna E. Overland Nursing Scholarship in 1994, in memory of her parents.
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