It’s National Nurses Week – and here’s the answers to our quiz

May 2024

Last week we noted that nurses form the largest group of health care professionals in the province – but that’s also true around d the world. Nurse is synonymous with caregiver (or Florence Nightingale); to nurse is to attend to. As the painting above illustrates, nursing was once conducted within a private domicile; it was Ms Nightingale who pioneered the public nursing of strangers, and encouraged professional training and standards. The official week runs until the 12th – still time to thank a nurse!

Answers to Nursing isn’t Trivial:

  1. 1974
  2. January 1, 1953
  3. The College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
  4. Nurses at the SA Grace General Hospital, St John’s
  5. Ethel Dickinson
  6. Cavendish Square, St John’s
  7. Bertha Bartlett
  8. Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery, London
  9. Dorothy Cherry
  10. Tempting Providence
  11. Margaret “Hotlips” Houlihan
  12. Margaret Giovannini
  13. Cherry Ames
  14. Elder Mary Pia Benuen

Thanks Evelyn Peyton Murphy for putting this together!

(Image: Cornelis de Man, Interior With a Family and Two Nurses Before a Fire)