First there is a description of the new buildings around the medical institutions. This is followed by the description of physical changes via repair within the hospital itself. (Adapted from "Under the Dome," Vol.8., No. 2, November 1959)
This welcome to the field of nursing to the class of new students includes a brief tracing of the path from its earliest times to the present time with such inconsistency in nursing in the different places in the world.
Brief account of ceremony of unveiling of portrait of Mary S. Price. Includes full page black and white photograph of portrait.
[Article 59:1] Report on School of Nursing and Nursing Service. — January 1960
Creator: Price, Mary Sanders
Report from Director of the School and Nursing Service of the description of the new class of student nurses, changes in the faculty in the school and in the hospital, also some of the physical changes.
Several short "editorials": (1) Come to Homecoming this year; (2) the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Robb; (3) need for increased eduation for our nursing leaders; (4) welcome to our new Executive Secretary.
Description of the trial programs in California of two years in community colleges to graduate RN's. The article also answers or responds to questions about such programs, e.g. "will...graduates be R.N.'s in the same sense that other graduates are?" or "what kind of a nurse will this new graduate be?" At the end of 1963, reports will be given by the schools to the state to ascertain their effectiveness.
[Article 59:2] The Beginning of the Evolution of Collegiate Education in Nursing. — April 1960
Creator: Bridgman, Margaret
From the graduate courses first given at Teachers College, Columbia to various postdiploma courses in specialized areas, nursing is now embarking on advanced education for the "skills of nursing" in particular. This is to ensure that the increased education increases the nurses' education in NURSING. The advanced education of nurses must be advanced in "nursing situations" as opposed to "student practice." The article also discusses Baccalaureate Degree Programs and Advanced Programs.
Excerpts from larger article in "Yearbook of Modern Nursing 1958 - 1959 3rd edition
As the roles of nursing have become diversified and often away from patient care, it is necessary that nursing establish itself as a full profession, away from the control by physicians and hospital administrators. The writer discusses nursing as an "education," not a "training," the need for collegiate programs requiring tuition. The conclusion proposes the end of the 3-year program; the affiliation with universities; the training of "clinical nurses" rather than "practical nurses"; the support of physicians and hospital administrators to support the changes.
This is the story of Mrs. Robb from her earlier days before becoming a nurse, then her growth from patient care at Bellevue and St. Paul's House, time in Europe, finally to guiding the new Johns Hopkins Nursing School for four years until her marriage.
Actions taken at Homecoming Annual Meeting 1960: Letter about collegiate status for the school sent to Dr. Nelson; special committee appointed about the future of the Gate House Shop; rising costs for Alumnae Magazine.