Nursing in the New Deal

Learn More About Nursing in the New Deal and During the Great Depression in North Carolina

  • Jane Plyler's 1980 MSN Thesis about Public Health nursing in North Carolina during the 1930s-50s (see the interviews in the Featured Resources section of the website).
  • Emergency Relief in North Carolina - a report about the conditions of North Carolina during the Great Depression and how New Deal funds were used.
  • Pollitt, P.A. & Reese, C.N. (1997) Nursing and the New Deal: We met the challenge. Public Health Nursing 14(6). pp. 373-382.
  • The Tar Heel Nurse (the magazine of the NC Nurse Association) began publication in 1935 and reflects how the Depression affected nursing in NC.