International Nurses' Week, May 6-12

Exhibit Author: 
Hannah Fisher
Arizona Health Sciences Library
Exhibit Start Date: 
May 5, 2012 (All day)
Exhibit End Date: 
Jul 4, 2012 (All day)
Sunday - Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Java City, Arizona Health Sciences Library

Happy Birthday
Florence Nightingale!



Early Hospitals in Arizona with Diploma Schools of Nursing


The Sisters of Mercy at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix established the first nursing school in the Arizona Territory.


The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet opened the nursing school at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson and graduated the first male nurses in 1939.


Arizona Deaconess Hospital and Home School of Nursing opened its doors in Phoenix  . 


Sage Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Ganado was established principally for Native Americans and was the only accredited nursing school in the United States for Native Americans.  Many of the graduates participated in the Cadet Nursing Program which began in 1943.  


St. Monica’s Hospital School of Nursing in Phoenix opened as a non-sectarian and inter-racial hospital and its aim was to provide the best possible nursing training to young women regardless of their racial and religious background.  


Last updated Jul 31, 2012 by ncapdarest