St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Atlantic Provinces
Mary Meager Southcott
Educator, suffragist, and prominent nursing leader, Mary Southcott led the campaign to professionalize nursing in early 20th-century Newfoundland. Trained in London, England, she founded the St. John’s General Hospital School of Nursing in 1903, the only one of its kind in Newfoundland until 1929. As Superintendent of Nurses, she fought for the autonomy of the profession and realized her dream of building a nurses’ residence. Southcott also helped to raise educational standards, develop unique training programs for midwives, and establish a professional association of nurses.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • Women. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 47° 34.551′ N, 52° 41.75′ W. Marker is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker is on Forest Road just from Taaffe's Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Forest Road, St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1892: The Great Fire (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Peacetime Use (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Noon Day Gun (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Battle of Signal Hill (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Cabot Tower (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Swiling (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Fishery (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Ice (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. John's.
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