|South Western Region Region Schools Timeline - 1974|
In 1974 the South Western Region's
of Nursing was based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1PQ. This school had training
places places for 60 SRN student nurses
plus 60* SEN (General) pupil nurses
per year. There was also no record of a hospital cadet/cadet nurse
scheme to help feed recruitment.
developed a plethora of nursing specialties, some sub-divided into highly specialized categories, all designed to meet particular needs. The nurses to meet those needs - General, Sick Children's, Mental, and Mental Subnormality Nurses, were all, by 1974, being trained under the auspices of the General Nursing Councils. One for England and Wales; one for Scotland; and one for Northern Ireland.
|Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital
Honeylands Hospital for Children
West of England Eye Infirmary
Tiverton and District Hospital
Tiverton Post Hill Hospital
|*NB. Postcode needed..|
This 1974 timeline is about the
Exeter School of Nursing, which trained the
vast majority of nurses who then initially practiced in the area. About the courses. About
the students who followed them to become registered nurses. About the awards
they gained on the way. About their teachers, including ward staff. About the
hospitals. About nursing practice. Above all it is about the reality of the
practice of nurse education and training in the '70's. Perhaps you were one of
them. If so why not tell us all about it on our forum. Welcome!!
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