Google Honors Pioneering Hispanic Nurse
Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde was an American nurse, academic, and health policy advocate who championed the unique health care needs of Hispanic communities. After earning her nursing diploma in San Antonio, she earned her undergraduate degree in teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was a pioneer in the field of mental health and was the first to describe the condition known as “Puerto Rican syndrome” for Puerto Rican soldiers returning from the Korean War.
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Panamanian-born nurse, professor, academic, tennis instructor, and organizational administrator, Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde is an example of an exceptional woman in a myriad of roles. She founded the National Association of Hispanic Nurses in 1975. While her contributions to health care have been widely acknowledged, few know the full extent of her contribution to the field.
Born in Panama, Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde came to the United States in 1945, and soon earned her nursing diploma. She began her career in San Antonio, Texas, before obtaining her undergraduate degree in psychiatric mental health nursing at Columbia University. In the 1950s, Dr. Murillo-Rohde worked with Puerto Rican soldiers and traumatized individuals. She later worked at Wayne County General Hospital in Michigan and opened Elmhurst General Hospital in Queens, New York.
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Google honors a pioneering Hispanic nurse this week with a special Doodle. The mural was created by guest artist Loris Lora, who depicts Murillo-Rohde in a hospital setting. She was born in Panama and grew up in a family of healthcare workers. She eventually immigrated to San Antonio, Texas and founded the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.
In the Doodle, Google celebrates a lifelong nurse who dedicated herself to helping the Hispanic community. She helped create the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to improve health care for Hispanic patients. She also advocated for diversity and cultural awareness. This Wednesday’s Doodle celebrates her legacy. Loris Lora, a Spanish-speaking artist, created the Doodle for Murillo-Rohde.
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The American Institute of Nursing recently named Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde a Living Legend. Born in Panama, Murillo-Rohde came to the United States in 1945. She became an educator and a nurse, becoming the first Hispanic nurse to earn a Ph.D. In addition, she worked as an administrator and professor at several institutions. Today, she is an inspirational figure in the field of nursing.
Born in Panama, Murillo-Rohde emigrated to the United States in her early 20s, pursuing her passion for nursing. She earned her nursing diploma in San Antonio, Texas, and went on to pursue her graduate studies at New York University. She later served as a consultant for the World Health Organization and worked on promoting cultural sensitivity in the nursing profession. She also served as the first Hispanic dean of nursing at a major university.
Tributes to dr ildaura murillo-rohde
On September 6, 2010, Google published a Doodle to honor the pioneering Hispanic nurse Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde. The illustration was created by guest artist Loris Lora and features the doctor in a diverse hospital setting. Murillo-Rohde was a pioneer in the nursing profession and was instrumental in establishing the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. She passed away in 2010 at the age of 89.
The award honors NAHN members who excel in nursing education and scholarship. The award recipient must demonstrate exceptional clinical expertise and dedication to the profession. This award is also given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in nursing and is of Hispanic descent. If you are a student who would like to honor Dr. Murillo-Rohde, you may apply for one of her scholarships.
While working in the medical field, Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde helped develop the National Association for Hispanic Nurses (NAHN). As a member of the American Nurse Association, she was concerned that the organization was not meeting the needs of Latino nurses. She also wanted to help them acquire the necessary education to become nurses. In addition, she was a prominent advocate of multicultural nursing.
Born in Panama, Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde earned her doctorate in nursing and served as a professor and dean at SUNY School of Nursing in Brooklyn. She later served as the UNICEF representative in New York and was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing in 1994. Her contributions to the nursing field helped her achieve success in both academia and health care.