Flora Ponder: Nursing Trailblazer

Flora Ponder: Nursing Trailblazer

Flora Ponder: Nursing Trailblazer

Flora Ponder as a student at the Louisville General Hospital nursing school.

As we celebrate National Nurses Week, we honor Flora Ponder, who in 1954 became the first black student to enroll in the Louisville General Hospital nursing school after the facility had integrated. The school was the precursor to the UofL School of Nursing.

Ponder discussed her trailblazing career with UofL School of Nursing alumna Ashley Miller Anderson. To view the interview, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNtTf_SfkmI