The magazine of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio
Barbara Banker with her cousin Juanita Ruth Kirkpatrick Smith

The Natural

Endowment honors nurse’s innate dedication, leadership to profession As a young girl in South Texas, Juanita Ruth Kirkpatrick Smith would eagerly await her mother’s return home from her shift as a special duty nurse. She loved listening to her mother recount her workday...
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