1897 Newspaper Advertisement for St Ag

The Gazette (Raleigh) VIII-49.  Sat 16 Jan 1897 page 3   column 3

Editor of The Gazette,


In connection with St. Agnes Hospital, Raleigh, a training school for nurses has been established.  It is under the care of a trained nurse—graduate of a Boston school.  There are three nurses under training and the second class is now about to be started.  The course of study and training covers 18 months, and it is believed that remunerative compensation can then be obtained for nurses so trained.  Lectures are given by the following physicians and on the subjects named:

Dr. Scruggs…….General Practice.

Dr. Royster…….Medical Nursing.

Dr. Battle……….Chemistry and Physiology.

Dr. Knox…………Surgical Nursing.

Dr. McKee………Obstetrical Nursing.

Miss Burgess gives constant drill and training; and Miss Wilson instructs in massage.

There are no charges for board or tuition, and the hospital gives opportunity over clinical practice and observation.  There are still several vacancies and application can be made for them to Mrs. B. Hunter, St. Augustine’s School, Raleigh, N.C.