Highlights of a 1952 nursing convention

  1. NEWLY DISCOVERED John Charles Daly film! "1952 Biennial Nursing Convention in Atlantic City" - YouTube I found this on youtube. It is a reporter giving his report of a 1952 nursing convention held in Atlantic City. There were 9,000+ nurses from 48 states (Alaska and Hawaii were still territories.), all the US territories, and many international nurses, covering all continents. It shows nurses modeling a few very old nurse uniforms. The main topic was to switch from 4 nursing organizations to 2-ANA and the NLN,.and why the 4 groups supported this action. Think--this was in the early days of our profession. These were nurses who wanted to take control of our profession and make it professional and something to be proud of.

    This is for all nurses who want to learn a little of our history and the proud steps earlier members took for us today.

    I know the title is dry, but I'm not clever with coming up exciting titles. The content sounds dry,but I enjoyed it and thought others also may like it.
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    LOVE those old uniforms- esp. the capes!
  4. by   caliotter3
    This would be good to show in a nursing history or nursing fundamentals class. All those women were so serious looking! Interesting to hear that the more things change, the more they stay the same regarding employers and nursing work hours/compensation.