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St. John's in Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)

Mary Meager Southcott


Mary Meager Southcott Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
1. Mary Meager Southcott Marker
Inscription.  English
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.

Éducatrice, suffragette et éminente chef de file des soins infirmiers, Mary Southcott mena la campagne pour la professionnalisation de ces soins à Terre-Neuve au début du XXᵉ siècle. Formée à Londres, elle fonda l’école d’infirmières du General Hospital de St. John’s en 1903, le seule à Terre-Neuve jusqu’en 1929. Elle y revendiqua l’autonomie de la profession et réalisa son rêve de construire une residence d’infirmières. Southcott contribua aussi à établir de hauts standards éducationnels, des programmes
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singuliers de formation pour sages-femmes et une association professionnelle d’infirmières.
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 & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. 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 Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland. Marker is on Forest Road close to 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 NL 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.
Mary Meager Southcott Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
2. Mary Meager Southcott Marker
The marker is on the right.
Mary Meager Southcott image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, n.d.
3. Mary Meager Southcott
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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