Obstetrical nursing clinical experiences at an all male nursing school in the 1950s
Dr. Susan LaRocco, PhD, MBA, RN, CNE FNAP, is Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh NY. She became a nursing educator after many years in a variety of leadership positions in hospitals in Boston, New York, and Connecticut. She has published extensively, including in the American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, and Nursing Management. In 2014, she was inducted as a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. Dr LaRocco spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in the Middle East, teaching doctoral students at the University of Jordan in Amman. Her major research interest is men in nursing, in particular the graduates of the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, the last all-male school of nursing.
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In 1956, the Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing (ABHSoN), an all-male school housed in an all-male hospital, received a letter from a graduate stating that he was denied reciprocity in the State of Michigan for a lack of obstetrical nursing experience. The School began a survey to determine the need for establishing an obstetric affiliation so that the future graduates would not encounter this problem. While male students studied maternity nursing, in Illinois, they were not required to have an obstetrical clinical experience, nor were they required to take the maternity portion of the state licensing examination. Using the Midwest Nursing History Research Center Archives and the Alexian Brothers Provincial Archives, this study explores the decision to offer obstetrical clinical placements before it was mandated by the Illinois Board of Nursing. Oral history interviews with graduates provides insight into their varied experiences in the maternity wards.
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