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ERIC Number: ED543002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1912
Pages: 94
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Educational Status of Nursing. Bulletin, 1912, No. 7. Whole Number 475
Nutting, M. Adelaide
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Within comparatively recent years, the trained nurse has become an important and constant helper of the physician, not only in public and private hospitals, but also in the home, taking the place of untrained watchers who, however willing, can render only an ineffective service. This work of nursing has rapidly advanced to the position of a profession requiring careful preparation for admission. Thirty States of the Union have enacted laws for its regulation, and all the other States will probably do the same within the next few years. In several of the larger cities nurses are employed by the boards of education to visit the public schools, to look after the minor ailments of pupils, and to assist in caring for their health. For the education and training of nurses, schools have been established and are maintained in most of the States. There are at present more than 1,100 such schools, with an attendance of approximately 30,000 students. For this reason, the education of nurses and the educational status of nursing have become questions of general importance and public interest, on which the Bureau of Education, in pursuance of the purpose for which it was established should give information. This bulletin is an attempt to do this. (Contains 5 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)