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Philadelphia School for Nurses papers
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- University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
- Philadelphia School for Nurses papers
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- MC 149
- 1.5 Items
- Text: [Carton]
- The Philadelphia School for Nurses it was a lecture course for nurses. This collection consists of photocopies of bulletins and booklets related to the school and its teachings.
Cite as:Philadelphia School for Nurses papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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The Philadelphia School for Nurses, chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Representative for the Red Cross for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, was formed in c. 1894. According to its 1903 bulletin, it was a lecture course of 10 weeks with 40 lectures in total, and for a $5 fee a student could receive a diploma. Unlike training schools for nurses, the Philadelphia School for Nurses did not provide room or board nor hospital training or hands on experience. It was located at 1319 Walnut Street and its commencements were widely attended and Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, spoke at least 1 exercise.
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of photocopies of bulletins and booklets related to the school and its teachings as well as pamphlets and training manuals that were used at the school.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jessica Clark
This collection is unrestricted.
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Controlled Access Headings
- Philadelphia School for Nurses.
- Printed ephemera
- Matthews, Irene, 1871-1944
- McDaid, Judy Rapisardi
- Correspondence schools and courses