There were MANY early nurses who practiced as nurses but were never licensed. Some graduated from organized schools of nursing and others studied under a physician. Legally, if they didn't get a license when it became a requirement, they weren't registered nurses - - but they were, indeed, nurses.
Visitors are invited to send pictures and biographies of any ancestor who was a nurse before 1935; this includes practical nurses.
Name in gold = link to more information about the nurse.
|ARBUCKLE, Margaret Davis||Public Health Nurse|
|FOREMAN, Hazel Frances Evans||R. N. from Hardy County|
|GORBY, Irene (Bucher)||Worked under Dr. J. D. Schmied, Wetzel County|
|McHENRY, Elizabeth McMillan||L. P. N.|
|McMAHON, Francina||Worked with Dr. Harriet B. Jones|
|NORTON, Patricia Jane Feeney||Hampshire County Health Nurse|
|PATTERSON, Drusilla "Nellie" Miller||Practical Nurse|
|PARKS, Della||Early Trained Nurse|
|SMITH, Laura P.||Early Trained Nurse|
|STEWART, Martha Virginia||L. P. N., born 1880|