Evelyn Booker Wicker Oral History Interview, February 10, 2006
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- Wicker, Evelyn Booker
Dr. Evelyn Booker Wicker held numerous positions at Duke University Hospital for more than 30 years, including director of Nursing Services for Duke Hospital South, 1978-1986; director of nursing, Division of Women's Health at Duke Hospital, 1986-1990; and director of Duke University Medical Center's Hospital Career Development Program, 1991-2000.
Contains interview tapes and transcript of an oral history interview with Evelyn Booker Wicker. Major subjects in this interview include Dr. Wicker's experiences as an African-American woman during her career at Duke University Medical Center. This interview was conducted on 10 February 2006 by Jessica Roseberry.
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Contains interview tapes and transcript of an oral history interview with Dr. Evelyn Booker Wicker, director of Nursing Services for Duke Hospital South, 1978-1986; director of nursing, Division of Women's Health at Duke Hospital, 1986-1990; and director of Duke University Medical Center's Hospital Career Development Program, 1991-2000. Dr. Wicker's experiences as an African-American woman during her long career at Duke University Medical Center are the major subjects of this interview.
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Dr. Evelyn Booker Wicker, EdD, graduated from Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in 1963 with a diploma in nursing. She achieved a Doctorate of Education from North Carolina State University in 1995. Dr. Wicker first began working at Duke University as a staff nurse in 1969 after several years of previous hospital nursing experience. In 1974, she became supervisor of ambulatory nursing services for Duke University Hospital, which included the management of nursing personnel and the oversight of appropriate delivery of patient care in a number of clinical departments. She was the director of nursing services for Duke South Hospital from 1978 to 1986, which included supervisory capacity for all nursing services in Duke South Hospital. In 1986, she became director of nursing in the Division of Women's and Children's Health, and from 1991 to 2000, she was director of the Hospital Career Development Program at Duke University Medical Center Human Resources. After leaving Duke in 2000, Dr. Wicker became an active lecturer, an educator in the Wake County Public Schools, and a nurse consultant. In 2004, she became a clinical instructor at Wake Technical Community College. She has been active in the Triangle community, including service on the association board of the YMCA of greater Durham and the Black Achievement Advisory Board of the YMCA. She has given numerous presentations on nursing, leadership, and mentorship at national conferences, to the state government, and at Duke University Medical Center.
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- Acquired; 10 February 2006.
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Processed by Jessica Roseberry, April 2009 Encoded by Dawne Howard Lucas, April 2009
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[Identification of item], Evelyn Booker Wicker Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.