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Melbourne School of Nursing
Earliest: 1951
Latest: 1951
History : The Melbourne School of Nursing (known after 1955 as the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Associated Hospitals School of Nursing) enrolled 2452 students and produced 1693 graduates. Its establishment was seen as an important break with hospital based education of nurses. Participating hospitals included: The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Women's Hospital (later the Royal Women's Hospital), the Fairfield Hospital and the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, which provided clinical experience to enrolled students. Academic training of nurses was carried out by the school at its Teaching Centre in Mayfield Avenue, Maldon. In 1960 the Royal Melbourne Hospital announced its intention to withdraw from the initiative to establish an independent training school and no further enrolments were accepted. The Melbourne School of Nursing was a response to concerns to lift standards of nurses' training in Australia following World War Two and developments overseas, including increased experience of Australian nurses abroad. Source: Norman J. Marshall, The Melbourne School of Nursing, 1950-1963: a chapter in the history of nursing in Victoria (1985).
Activities/Occupation: Nursing education
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