Back in 2002, I made an appointment and visited the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane where I was given Eddie’s Nursing School History. I am not going to share all of what information is contained in the documents, but instead tell you some of the highlights.
Eddie & Friend circa 1926 maybe later…
The history given to me included her class work years. They rated her on absence, attendance, and examinations.
July to September 1925 she was in the Preparatory Course which consisted of the History of Nursing, Nursing Ethics, Principles & Practices of Nursing (Demonstrations given 30).
From September 1925 to 1926 Eddie took: Drugs & Solutions, Anatomy & Physiology, Personal Hygiene, Medical Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Bacteriology and Dietetics.
From 1926 to 1927 she took Pediatrics, Nursing in Comm. Diseases, Obstetrical Nursing, Gynecological Nursing, Anatomy & Physiology.
Then in 1927 to 1928 the courses were Orthopedic Nursing, Eye Ear Nose & Throat Nursing, Materia Medica & Therapeutics, Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Ethics.
They rated her on lecture work listing her teachers and the lectures she attended.
They also rated her as follows:
- Health – good
- Disposition – Excellent
- Manner – Shy but pleasant
- Neatness – Fair
- Punctuality – Good
- Thorough and Conscientious – yes
- Able to take responsibility – yes
- Is she capable and intelligent – yes