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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.
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.
- University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Jessica Clark
- Access Restrictions
This collection is unrestricted.
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Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.
Donated by Judy Rapisardi McDaid (2004).