The first five nurses graduated from Coast Hospital Training School after 3 years of practical training and lectures. In December 1896 the first of yearly examinations were held in all subjects and five girls sat and passed.
The certificates were awarded on the marks gained; not on length of duty or seniority.
1896 – The first graduating class of the Coast Hospital Nurses Training School.
These five women were the vanguard of the thousands of nurses who would carry the standards set by their training school throughout Australia and beyond.
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