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Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing, City of Elmira
School: Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing
City of Elmira, Chemung County NY
Fiftieth Reunion
Year: 2000
Submitted by: Joan NASH O'Dell 
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Keynote Speech By: Joan NASH O’Dell

June 2000

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It is nice to be honored here tonight as the 50 year class. Years ago we saw the 50-year classes and our perspective was quite different than it is tonight!

We have had a great time together today and now I want to tell you about "The Class of 1950"……….the Half Century Class.

In 1950, I started working for $1.20 per hour; and after passing the State Boards, the rate jumped to $1.50 per hour in the OR. Some members started at $1.00 per hour for general floor nursing. I paid $9.00 per week for room and board the first year after I graduated. Social Security withholding for nurses did not start until June of 1951.

There was no pension program available at the Arnot Ogden until one had worked 5 years of continuous employment. I am a Historian so let me tell you how different the world was in 1950.

This sums up how it was when we graduated. It has been a great time to have been involved in American medicine. We all feel very privileged in many ways and especially to be here tonight.

Quote of the Month:

"Know the true value of time, snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it."—Lord Chesterfield.

Photo of Nurse's Residence taken by Joan NASH O'Dell

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