Belton in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Scott & White School of Nursing
Doctors Scott & White based the nursing school on the philosophy of Florence Nightingale, and created an atmosphere of training and education. The school expanded over the years, and changes took place in both the name of the school and the diversity of the curriculum. In 1946 nurses' training included a liberal arts education in conjunction with Temple Junior College. By 1949 the school was ranked among the nation's top programs in nursing.
In 1968 administrators planned a two-year phasing out of the diploma program in nursing and the beginning of the baccalaureate nursing program at Mary Hardin-Baylor College. During its 66 years of existence as a diploma program, the Scott & White School of Nursing graduated 1,233 nurses who served prominently in health care worldwide.
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4614.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 31° 3.917′ N, 97° 27.907′ W. Marker is in Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on West Martin Luther King Jr Drive east of Moore Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belton TX 76513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Distinguished Texan Robert Emmet Bledsoe Baylor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Memorial to Civil War Education in Texas (about 500 feet away); Luther Memorial (about 500 feet away); Jeff Hamilton (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belton Woman's Commonwealth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Norman Austin (approx. half a mile away); Early Bell County Jail (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.