UVA School of Nursing
The University of Virginia School of Nursing was established in 1901 as the University's nursing school.
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To ensure adequate staffing of the hospital, the University of Virginia opened a training school for nurses in 1901. Student nurses learned on the job, working ten to twelve hours a day for two years before obtaining their degree. These nurses lived on the premises.
The first male graduate of the UVA School of Nursing was Thomas Watters on September 9, 1966.
- Print: Who Wouldn't Smile [photo caption], Unspecified, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises 10 Sept 1966, Page 21.