Issues and trends in nursing, 3rd Ed. The Frontier Nursing Service grew rapidly during its first five years.
For everylive births, over resulted in maternal death vs. Breckinridge grew up in Washington, D. Breckinridge was ready for the challenge and her vision for Frontier Nursing Service never dimmed.
She decided to tackle the health problems of eastern Kentucky, an area of few roads and no physicians, thinking that if her plans succeeded in such a poor, inaccessible area, they could work anywhere. The horses could easily navigate the mountains and streams.
She would implement these ideas in her later work with the Frontier Nursing Service. To prepare to make the goal a reality, she studied public health nursing at Teachers College of Columbia University and midwifery at three British institutions.