- 1949-07-01 - 1974-12-31 (Creation)
- 1949-07-01 - 1970-09-18 (Accumulation)
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The Government School of Nursing was established to train student nurses. The School offered a three year course of study and practical work in general nursing. The School was affiliated with the Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Northem District Hospitals.
The nursing course offered by the school commenced with elementary study of nursing, progressing through to practical work in tandem with further study. At the end of the training, student nurses were required to pass the Nurses Registration Board exam before becoming State qualified nurses.
The Government School of Nursing was situated at 18 Collins Street, West Perth. In 1974, it amalgamated with the Royal Perth School of Nursing.
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These registers were maintained by the Government School of Nursing to record the progress, as well as the test results, of student nurses enrolled at the Central Training School/Government School of Nursing.
The registers record the following information for each student nurse: name, date of birth, religion, date of entry into school, last school attended, standard of previous education, previous nursing experience, a report on aptitude and capabilities, results from tests administered by the school, date entered hospital and additional notes if the student nurse discontinued studies.
By 1965, the School introduced a pro-forma register and remarks about the student nurses' aptitude and capabilities cease with a greater focus on test results.
(The registers in this Record Series was previously listed at the State Records Office at reference: AN 120/28; Accession 2770).