An intimate look at the life of a student nurse during the Great Depression and World War II and the mid-century era. Can you imagine a time when nursing students lived at the hospital, were forbidden to marry as long as they were enrolled, and had to shell peas during “breaks” in the day? Exhibit highlights include vintage nursing uniforms, photographs, year books, personal effects, and a special exposé on a Presidential Tri-State nursing student.

Tri-State White Cap Yearbook


The Tri-State School of Nursing's Class of 1947 produced what is believed to be the only "year" book done by any Tri-State class.   The White Cap was named for the coveted cap awarded to nurses who graduated from the three year program.   The album includes photos of doctors, nurse supervisors, and the student nurses. 

There are photos of them doing their work around the hospital as well as time spent at play.  After all they were young women in their twenties and the War was over.  They are the rest of America was ready to work hard, study hard, and play hard

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Tri-State School of Nursing case



100 Years