Capping ceremony, Portland, ca. 1980

Contributed by Northern Light Mercy Hospital


The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing operated from 1920 to 1987, and educated over 2,300 nurses.

After six months of study, successful completion of a preclinical training period culminated in the awarding of a distinctive training cap, presented at a formal ceremony. School regulations dictated that “When not in uniform, nurses wear their caps to the dining room as well as to the classroom."

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  • Title: Capping ceremony, Portland, ca. 1980
  • Creator: Mercy Hospital
  • Creation Date: circa 1980
  • Subject Date: circa 1980
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Collection: Mercy Hospital Historic Archive
  • Object Type: Image

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Northern Light Mercy Hospital
175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 879-3000

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