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Friday, November 9, 2012

Sepia Saturday Nov 10 2012, Hear the bell

So here I am, back home again, safe and sound on dry land. Let me first of all thank my good friend Kat Mortensen for looking after Sepia Saturday in my absence. From the look of things, Sepia Saturday has been in very good hands indeed. I still haven't unpacked the cases yet, so I will get straight on with this weeks' call, and for Sepia Saturday 151 the subject of our call is .... calls. Or telephone calls, or exchanges or whatever you would like to interpret the above photograph from the US National Archives which is entitled "Photograph of Women Working at a Bell System Telephone Switchboard". As usual, all you have to do is to post your own old image and add a few new reflections on or around Saturday the 10th November 2012. Once you have posted, add a link to the list below and then try and drop in on as many other Sepia Saturday callers as you can.
Alan Burnett

These woman did not work for the telephone company but they did answer a lot of calls.

The very first graduates of St. Joseph School of Nursing in Lexington Kentucky established by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Kentucky
These Registered Nurses were called Diploma Nurses as opposed to Degree Nurses. They were educated in Hospitals and received a diploma.
Now nursing is a college course and nurses earn degrees from the college. 

One can obtain an Associate Degree in two years
Bachelor Degree in 4 years.
No matter where one obtains their nursing education all take the same Board Certified Exam to become a Registered Nurse. 
There are Licensed Practical Nurses courses which takes a year.
Their scope of practice is less than an RN and usually are never given supervisory positions.
They take a Certified Board Exam for LPNs.

Certified Nursing Assistants  
or nursing aides take a 6 to 7 month course and take an exam for their certification and license. 
Photo from "Impelled by the Love of Christ" by Frances Krumpelman, SCN
History of SCN 1912-1924

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Alan Burnett said...

A great old photo. One is tempted to question just how practical those uniforms were for the job they were doing, they look so bulky.

Bob Scotney said...

Their's is a job that requires dedication two.

Peter said...

Every week there is someone surprising me with their interpretation of the theme. And this week you won first prize!

Karen S. said...

Bulky for sure, I agree with Alan- but you just know it didn't matter- they worked and labored as needed- and performed excellently no matter what came their way!

Jana Last said...

Great old photo! Nursing is such a vital and noble profession. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Liz Stratton said...

They are posed in such a perfect formation. It almost looks like a cheer leading team. Nurses definitely bring good cheer to those in need of care.


So, you had to remind me I have to leave in a few minutes for work, eh?
Good post!!

Wendy said...

You are so clever! What a nifty twist on answering the call.

ScotSue said...

I am always amazed how bloggers differently interpret the week's theme, and I enjoyed your social history "take" on it. Loved too your stunning banner photogaph of Kentucky in Autumn.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

oh the call to duty, a different take this week....great old photo...

Kat Mortensen said...

I'm not sure I would have wanted to be "Matron" if you had to wear that cap!

Mike Brubaker said...

An interesting spin to the theme. I never gave it much thought before but the traditional nurse's cap must have a connection to the white caps of nuns.