In Good Hands—Yesterday

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Defining Moments

A Johns Hopkins Nursing student (far right) works with a Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse to provide care.

In 1963, a Hopkins nursing student’s weekly schedule was approximately 40 hours, including classes and supervised practice in the wards of the Hospital, in the outpatient departments, in the operating rooms, and in the public health field, with correlated instruction in each of the services. Students generally practiced during the day; night and weekend assignments were limited.

The photo appeared in a student recruitment brochure published in the 1960s. The nurse’s distinctive cap and the Maltese Cross pin at her collar show she was a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Photo courtesy of The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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