|North East Metropolitan Region Timeline - 1974|
|The Princess Alexandra
School of Nursing
In 1974 the North East Metropolitan Region's
The Princess Alexandra School of Nursing was based at
the London Hospital, London E1 2AA. This school had training places for 6 Combined SRN/BSc Hons
or SRN/BA(Hons)*, 24 Combined SRN/RMN students, 240 SRN and 8 RMN
student nurses, plus 52 SEN (General) pupil nurses per year. There was
no record of a hospital cadet/cadet nurse scheme to help feed recruitment.
All were part of the then still mushrooming growth of the NHS following its inception in1948. An NHS which was to cater for all. Cradle to the grave. An NHS attempting to cover almost all known medical conditions. Not surprising then that since that beginning there had 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.
|The London Hospital
|Plus for Degrees,
The University of London
This 1974 timeline is about
The Princess Alexandra School of Nursing, which trained the vast majority of nurses
who then initially practised 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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