Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing Records
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing [Contact Us]Claire Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Floor 2U, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4217
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Northeastern Hospital began in 1911 as a dispensary in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. While there were hospitals in relatively close proximately, traffic and congestion led the dispensary to build a new building and rebrand as a hospital in 1918. Its first patients were filled with influenza victims.
Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing (NEHSON) was founded in 1922 and it’s first students in 1923 with Miss Lillian E. Wilsey as its first Director. The first class of three students graduated in 1926, with a 3 year program of study, including 4 months of preliminary observation. Since that time, more than 1,200 students have received Diplomas from the school.
The Alumni Association was organized in 1930. Its members exhibit a continuing interest in educational and social opportunities for the student nurse and have provided ongoing support to the school. NEHSON will close its doors in May 2016.
For information regarding transcripts please visit: http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/center-services/student-transcripts/
Gift of Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing, via Bernice Brennan.
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- University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
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- Finding aid prepared by Jessica Clark
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This collection is open to the public unless noted otherwise at the request of the Donor or to protect individual personal information.
Student Records are closed for 50 years and designated as follows: Date of Records First Year of Access 2009-2000 2050, 1999-1990 2040, 1989-1980 2030, 1979-1970 2020, 1969-1960 2010
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