Historical information

The Northern District School of Nursing opened in 1950 in to address the issues around nurse recruitment, training and education that had previously been hospital based. The residential school was to provide theoretical and in-house education and practical training over three years. The students would also receive practical hands-on training in the wards of associated hospitals. The Northern District School of Nursing operated from Lister House, Rowan Street, Bendigo. It was the first independent school of nursing in Victoria and continued until it closed in 1989.

Physical description

Photograph of 6 Third Year nurses School 21, 1957. Setting up for practical exam at Lister House.

Inscriptions & markings

Assembly Hall NDSN. Set up for exams 1957. Ruth Curween - Walker (now Treadwell), Dawn Clements, Joan Lancaster, J. Reid (nee McPherson) Mildura. School 21