Splendid Opportunities in Nursing - page 3

Nurses, make $30-$35 a week! :) The Chicago School of Nursing was one of the first, largest and most popular of the Home Study nursing programs The school was founded in 1899 by Dr. Orville... Read More

  1. by   CheesePotato
    Quote from brian
    My, doesn't she just look thrilled as all hell to be a nurse. ::quirks eyebrow:: I've seen broader smiles on cadavers.
    Last edit by CheesePotato on Jan 15, '13 : Reason: Curse you, smartphone!
  2. by   nursel56
    Quote from CheesePotato
    My, doesn't she just look thrilled as all hell to be a nurse. ::quirks eyebrow:: I've seen broader smiles on cadavers.
    hahaha - I think maybe they were going for "noble"? All I can imagine is a little thought bubble saying, "yeah, right".

    I took home around $800/mo as an LVN in So Cal in the late 70s. It seems to me wages for nurses have stagnated or even lost ground in the last 5 years but I haven't done the math. I don't need any new reasons to be depressed.
  3. by   CloudySue
    Quote from SoldierNurse22
    Sounds...great?

    All I have to say is thank goodness it's 2012 and not 1936!
    Oh, I dunno... I would have liked avoiding all that work in nursing school and dealing w all those bizzarro instructors! ;D
  4. by   SoldierNurse22
    Quote from CloudySue
    Oh, I dunno... I would have liked avoiding all that work in nursing school and dealing w all those bizzarro instructors! ;D
    I won't pretend I enjoyed it, but if it means autonomy, I'd do it again!
  5. by   sapphire18
    I love these vintage photos!
  6. by   BrandonLPN
    I think it'd be really interesting to read the textbooks from this program....
  7. by   cienurse
    I, too, was a new LPN in the late '70s-my annual salary was $9000! And, because I was only 19 and still living with Mom and Dad, most of that income was disposable! My entire LPN program was $375, and that included 2 uniforms, 2 caps, a pair of bandage scissors, and all my books. I didn't go back for my RN until I was in my 30's and had 2 kids under the age of 10 and was working full time. Boy, would I have loved a mail order nursing program that only had 33 lessons in it!!
  8. by   BrandonLPN
    An interesting page with a bit more info on these "correspondence schools": http://www.aahn.org/features/correspondence.html
  9. by   Brian
    Thanks for sharing BrandonLPN!
  10. by   lolads85
    Thank you for sharing!

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