Learn more about the history of nursing in Wilkes County
- 69,340 citizens (2010 Census)
- 754.28 square miles; 91.9 people per sq mile
- For more information, see the Wilkes County, North Carolina website.
People and Biographies
- Excerpt from "Voices: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, 1903..." by Dr. Evelyn Wicker, a book of the history of Durham's African-American school of nursing: Biography of Dr. Joan Mathews, RN.
- Brunt, Q. (1994). Caring without politics: lessons from the first nurses of the north and south. Nursing History Review, 2. 119-136.
Information about Sallie Chapman Gordon Law of Wilkes County, considered the "Mother of Confederate Nursing."
- The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project, Special Collections & University Archives, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina - Greensboro:
- Oral history of Faith Sparks Hawkins, WWII nurse from Wilkes County
- Oral history of Edna Andrews Weston, WWII nurse from Wilkes County
- Article about Lucille Posivio, RN and her work at an assisted living home in Wilkesboro after taking a course through the Northwest AHEC RN Refresher Program.
Hubbard, F.C. (1978.) Physicians, medical practice, and development of hospitals in Wilkes County, 1830-1975. Self published in Wilkes County, NC. Copy found in Appalachian Special Collection, Belk Library & Information Commons at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.