Fonds CWSN - Charles West School of Nursing

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CWSN

Title

Charles West School of Nursing

Date(s)

  • 1961-1995 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

5 boxes

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Name of creator

(1960-1995)

Administrative history

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children opened on 14 February 1852 as a result of a campaign by Dr Charles West and Dr Henry Bence-Jones to establish a hospital solely for children, which until that point did not exist in Great Britain. Formal nursing training was introduced in 1878 and in 1960 a new School of Nursing building was officially opened on 31 March 1960 by Princess Alexandra. The Charles West School of Nursing merged with South Bank University in 1995.

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Contains records from the Charles West School of Nursing and its parent body, the Hospitals for Sick Children now Great Ormond Street Hospital. The collection has been arranged into the following series:

CWSN/1 - Academic Records: concerning course syllabuses, student numbers, assessments and course planning (1962-c.1995).

CWSN/2 - Publications: publicity material and historical publications (1952-1992).

CWSN/3 - Reference material: records produced by external bodies and held in the School of Nursing Library (1961-1991).

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  • English

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Additional Charles West School of Nursing papers can be found in the Great Ormond Street Hospital Archives (Catalogue Reference: GOS/5/2/63-67, 70-71, 74)

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GB-2110-

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Dates of creation revision deletion

22/06/2020

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Archivist's note

London South Bank University Archives Centre

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