Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing

Learn more about Lincoln Hospital and School of Nursing

Students at Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing

  • Archives of Lincoln Hospital and School of Nursing housed at Duke University Library System.
  • Information and Pictures about Lincoln Hospital from the Endangered Durham website
  • Photograph of Lincoln Hopsital Children's Ward with nurses 1938
  • Papers of Nurse Edna Lee Foust, Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing alumna
  • Reynolds, P. (2001) Durham’s Lincoln Hospital. Arcadia Publishers,Charleston, S.C.
  • Clark, M.F. (August, 1916) "Of interest to nurses" Journal of the National Medical Association 8(4) pp.203-205 Discusses Mrs. Lottie R. Jackson, Head Nurse of St. Agnes Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. and Miss Julia N. Latta, PHN of Durham presented a paper to the 9th Annual Meeting of the Colored Graduate Nurses Association titled "Public Health Nursing and Sanitation in the South."
  • Kenney, J.A. (1918) Some facts concerning Negro nurse training schools and their graduates: Journal of the National Medial Association 11(2) 53-68.  (discusses St. Agnes School of Nusing (Raleigh) and Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing (Durham)
  • Watts, C. D. & Scott, F.W. (1965). Lincoln Hospital of Durham, North Carolina: A short history. Journal of the National Medical Association, 57(2), 177-83.
  • Additional information here.

 

LINCOLN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING 1926

Courses and Faculty

Materia Medica and Therapeutics………………………………J.N. Mills, M.D.

Anatomy and Physiology……………………………………………W.F. Joyner, M.D.

Urinalysis and Laboratory Technique…………………………I. Ezra Turner, M.D.

Urinalysis and Laboratory Technique………………………..E. Shephard Wright, M.D.

Ethics and History of Nursing…………………………………….P.H. Carter, R.N.

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat…………………………………………J.O. Plummer, M.D.

Pediatrics and Practice of Medicine…………………………W.C. Strudwick, M.D.

Chemistry and Bacteriology…………………………………….J.M. Hubbard, M.D.

Practical Nursing…………………………………………………….I.R. Savage R.N.

Hygiene and Sanitation……………………………………………E.E. Tony, M.D.

Gynecology………………………………………………………………..J.W.V. Cordice, M.D.

Obstetrics and Obstetrical Nursing…………………….S.L. Warren, M.D.

Nursing Procedure………………………………………………..P.H. Carter, R.N.

Anatomy and Physiology………………………………………J.S. Thompson, M.D.

Dietetics……………………………………………………………….Miss Inez E. Coleman

 

TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES

 

                The Training School for nurses was organized to provide skilled nursing for patients in the Hospital.  The idea is to advance the profession of nursing; and it shall be a school open to women of good moral character and stability who would become pupils with a view of making nursing a life work.

 

COURSE OF STUDY AND TRAINING

 

                The course of training is three years, giving practical and theoretical instruction in medicine, surgical and obstetrical nursing, the care and feeling of infants and children and the cooking and serving of meals for the sick.

 

RULES FOR APPLICANTS

 

  1. Every applicant who is accepted will be required to sign a contract to remain in school throughout the entire course unless released with the full consent of the management.  An entrance fee of five dollars is required of all nurses upon entrance.  This fund is for breakage an incidentals.  The most desirable age for candidates is from 18 to 35 years.
  2. After approval she will be received into the school on probation for four months.  During this time she will be lodged and boarded, receiving no other compensation.  If she is found morally and physically fit for work she must sign a contract for three years, to obey the rules and regulations of the school, dress in the uniform of the Hospital, perform duties assigned to her by the Assistant Superintendent or Head Nurse, either in the Hospital or when sent out to private cases, rich or poor, without extra compensation.
  3. Those desiring admission should call in person whenever this is possible.  If owing to distance this is impossible, they should write directly to the Assistant Superintendent and enclose postage for reply.
  4. She must be of sound health, of average height and weight, of good physique and in a healthy condition, with teeth well cared for.  A physician’s certificate of health must accompany each application.  They must also send two testimonials, one from their pastor and one from a recent teacher, or employer, regarding their education and ability.