Deloras Jones (née Plake) is a 1963 graduate of the Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing in Oakland, Calif. She was featured in an article on the school in Kaiser Steel's October 1962 issue of Westward magazine, where she was quoted as saying, "This is the most satisfying thing I have ever done in my life." She adds today that her decision to enter nursing was "by far the most important decision that I ever made. It set me on the right path to a full and satisfying professional career."
Deloras (RN, MS, retired Kaiser Permanente nursing leader) currently serves as a member of the Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing Alumni Association Board and is the association’s Heritage Project director.
The alumni association has launched a $100,000 fundraising campaign to commission a sculpture honoring the nursing profession to be displayed at the brand-new Kaiser Oakland Medical Center. Staff, friends, and colleagues are invited to contribute.