Ann Jones Campbell (1909 - 1973)

Ann Jones Campbell
Ann Jones Campbell, 1961

Ann J. Campbell received a diploma in Nursing in 1930 and a bachelor’s degree in 1933 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to moving to St. Louis in 1944, Campbell held a variety of positions at the Chicago Lying-In Hospital, Queen’s Hospital (Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii), Philadelphia Lying-In Hospital, and Merritt Hospital in Oakland, California. Campbell became superintendent of Nurses at St. Louis Maternity Hospital and an instructor at the Washington University School of Nursing in 1944. In 1950 she was appointed superintendent of nurses for Barnes Hospital.

Campbell was charged with initiating and developing a program for the Barnes Hospital School of Nursing when the Barnes trustees decided to form a school for the hospital in the spring of 1954. When the school of nursing opened in July 1955, Campbell served as its first director of nursing education as well as remaining director of nursing service. In 1963 Campbell became administrative assistant of nursing at the hospital, overseeing the reorganization and separation of the nursing education and nursing service. Campbell remained at Barnes until her retirement in 1971. Campbell died in November 1973 at the age of 64.