National Nursing Week will be celebrated May 8 to 14, 2017, to celebrate Florence Nightingale's birthday. In honour of this week, we’ve set up two nursing displays on local nursing education on the ground floor of Leddy Library. They’re stocked with materials from both our collection and from the online archive we host – the Metropolitan School of Nursing Archive. The glass displays provide a glimpse into not only the history of the Metropolitan School of Nursing, but also what it was like being a nursing student in the 1950s-60s.
The Metropolitan School of Nursing website exhibits the scrapbooks of Kathleen Moderwell, who was Director of the school from 1960-1974. The online archive was created by Art Rhyno from Leddy Library and Steve Palmer from the UWindsor’s History Department.