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St. Mark’s / Westminster School of Nursing

 
 
St. Mark's/Westminster School of Nursing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. St. Mark's/Westminster School of Nursing Marker
Inscription.  In April 1, 1894, the St. Mark’s Hospital Board of Directors authorized the establishment of the first Official Nurses Training School in the Intermountain Region. Mary Edith Newitt was employed as Superintendant of the Training School.

The first nurse to come to the school was Miss Anna Stair. Of a class of twelve, only four were graduated. Anna Stair, Ethel Newitt, Florence Bowler and Hattie Durfee. This was a two year program.

In 1898 Mrs. Nellie Crossland became Superintendent and one of her outstanding accomplishments was the organization of the St. Mark’s Nursing Alumni Association in 1904.

An affiliation between Westminster College and St. Mark’s was established in 1948. Two alternatives were now available to students. A three year course leading to an R.N. diploma and an Associate of Science Degree, or an additional two year course leading to a Baccalaureate School of Nursing.

In 1968 Thomas J. Hartford, Jr., Hospital Administrator, phased out the diploma program and working with Westminster College launched a Baccalaureate nursing program with the honorary title of St. Mark’s / Westminster
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College Baccalaureate School of Nursing. Lottie Felkner was the first Director.

In 1982 Dr. Mari Lou Steffen was appointed Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Westminister College, a position which she currently holds.

“How unmindful we are of those who have gone before ... those giant pioneers who laid the foundation for the life work of so many others.” (From the book St. Mark’s Hospital School of Nursing written by Lottie Felkner, R.N., M.S. with the assistance of Mildred Larsen, R.N.)

Thomas J. Hartford Administrator, St. Mark’s Hospital Dr. Mari Lou Steffen Dean, Westminster College, School of Nursing and Health Sciences Sharon Killion Hansen, R.N., B.S.N. President, St. Mark’s / Westminster College, Nursing Alumni Association
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & MedicineWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1908.
 
Location. 40° 41.213′ N, 111° 51.257′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on 3900 South, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 E 3900 South, Salt Lake City UT 84124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gardner's Saw Mill (approx. half a mile away); Legacy of the Black Pioneer (approx. 1.6 miles
Marker on the corner of St. Mark's Hospital image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
2. Marker on the corner of St. Mark's Hospital
away); Calder's Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pioneer Flour-Mill Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Murray Smelting (approx. 2˝ miles away); Pony Express Station (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Old Sugar House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jordan & Salt Lake City Canal (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kearns - St. Ann’s Orphanage (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dudler's Inn (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,389 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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