Sunday, 7 May 2017

Canada 150 - National Nurses Week - May 8-14, 2017

During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.

Today I have for you...

Celebrating Canadian Nurses

Next week May 8-14, 2017 is National Nurses Week and I have a few nurses in my family. Nurses are on the front lines of medicine just as soldiers are on the front lines of war, and I would like to thank them for their service! With a shortage of doctors in Canada more and more people (like me) have a Nurse Practitioner instead of a doctor.

The periodical The Canadian Nurse started in 1905 and various issues contain names, graduates, portraits, appointments, etc. Each volume holds issue numbers for that year. Check out Personals or Names in each number.

... some have birth, marriage and death notices...

...and this volume has military appointments in 1908

Volume 1 No.2 has names of charter members, and names of graduates who attended Toronto Hospital Training School for Nurses, and where in the world they are now. 

The nurses named in these periodicals are from all over Canada with some from the US, England and other countries.

In Montreal the McGill University School for Graduate Nurses (now the School of Nursing) was established in 1920 and you may find some graduate photos in McGill Yearbooks

Relevant Links

Note:  I can't leave without mentioning that when my brother was dying of cancer we would not have been able to keep him at his home without the help of the fabulous nurses and care workers at Cochrane Home Care. Check out the Hospice Palliative and End-of-Life Care Services in your community. 

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