Mercy School of Nursing capping ceremony, Portland, ca. 1970

Contributed by Northern Light Mercy Hospital


The Queen's Hospital School of Nursing opened on January 6, 1920, just two years after the hospital began operations. It operated until 1987. During those years, the school educated over 2,300 nurses.

Capping exercises began with a processional, followed by the presentation of the caps. After students received their caps, they took the Florence Nightingale Pledge, received an address and benediction, and finished with a recessional. Parents often attended the ceremony.

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  • Title: Mercy School of Nursing capping ceremony, Portland, ca. 1970
  • Creator: Mercy Hospital
  • Creation Date: circa 1970
  • Subject Date: circa 1970
  • 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
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