St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
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.
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 singuliers de formation pour sages-femmes et une association professionnelle d’infirmières.
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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.
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.
Also see . . . Mary Meager Southcott (1862-1943) - Parks Canada. Nursing remained her first love, and she stayed active in the field by continuing to train and develop midwives, and by operating her own private hospital. In addition, she taught Sunday school, participated in the Girl Guides, and was an amateur naturalist. (Submitted on November 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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