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The Classroom

Three young women dressed casually are studying in a park.

Student nurses studying in the park.

How would you prepare five pints of a 1:5000 solution of potassium permanganate from a stock solution of a 1:1000? Show your method of calculation.

Mrs. C., aged thirty years, has fractured a femur and has been placed in a hip spica. Outline a plan for the nursing care of Mrs. C. from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions from the “Part I Examination for the Registration of Nurses in the Province of Ontario,” October 8, 1952

Hand drawn chart, table, formula, and other notes.

Class notes on diabetic diets.

To become a registered nurse in Ontario, student nurses were required to pass a two-part written exam that tested their knowledge of nursing. To help students prepare, nursing schools required their students to attend lectures throughout their two to three-year nursing education program.

At Women’s College Hospital, nursing students attended classes in the hospital classroom and at the University of Toronto. Courses introduced students to nursing principles, practices, history and ethics. Students also completed courses in science, such as anatomy and physiology, chemistry and microbiology.

Seven women wearing long coats and hats, before a tall arched doorway.

Student nurses going to a lecture.