Sheffield Region Schools Timeline - 1974
United Sheffield Hospitals' School of Nursing

In 1974 the Sheffield Region's United Sheffield Hospitals' School of Nursing was based at Clarke House, Clarke Drive, Sheffield S10 2NS.  This school had training places places for 54 SRN/RSCN and 204* SRN course student nurses plus 160 SEN (General) pupil nurses per year.  There was no record of a hospital cadet/cadet nurse scheme to help feed course recruitment.
*30 SRN student places were 28 month course requiring Degree entry qualifications.

All were part of the then still mushrooming growth of the NHS following its inception in1948.  An NHS which was to cater for all.  Cradle to the grave. An NHS attempting to cover almost all known medical conditions. Not surprising then that since that beginning there had developed a plethora of nursing specialties, some sub-divided into highly specialized categories, all designed to meet particular needs. The nurses to meet those needs - General, Sick Children's, Mental, and Mental Subnormality Nurses, were all, by 1974, being trained under the auspices of the General Nursing Councils. One for England and Wales; one for Scotland; and one for Northern Ireland.

Royal Infirmary
Royal Hospital
Jessop Hospital for Women
Children's Hospital
Hallamshire Hospital
SEN (General)

This 1974 timeline is about the United Sheffield Hospitals' School of nursing, which trained the vast majority of nurses who then initially practiced in the area.  About the courses. About the students who followed them to become registered nurses. About the awards they gained on the way. About their teachers, including ward staff. About the hospitals. About nursing practice. Above all it is about the reality of the practice of nurse education and training in the '70's. Perhaps you were one of them. If so why not tell us all about it on our forum. Welcome!!

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