Beyond Western Expectations: Filipina Nurse Leaders Anastacia Giron-Tupas and Julita Villaruel Sotejo, 1910-1950.

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  • Author(s): Capucao, Reynaldo
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    Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. May2020, Vol. 25 Issue 2, pN.PAG-N.PAG. 1p.
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      Since the early 20th century, Filipina/o nurses have actively shaped the global nursing profession. The United States justified its acquisition of the Philippines through benevolent modernization of the islands, particularly through the importation of nursing. Attainment of leadership positions mostly became available to Filipina/os after completing postgraduate nursing education, which until 1922, was only available abroad. This article considers American nursing as an instrument for colonization, and describes the requisite travel for nurse leaders to complete the terminal degree in Philippine nursing education. The experiences of Filipina nurse leaders Anastacia Giron-Tupas and Julita Villaruel Sotejo provide insight into the formative years of Philippine nursing at the mid-century, and the power dynamic between Filipina/o and American nurses. Together, their shared experiences add to the broader history of contributions to nursing by nurses beyond the West. The article concludes with implications for nursing today. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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