Contributed by Northern Light Mercy Hospital
The capping ceremony was a rite of passage for nursing students, a ritual that symbolized dedication to the nursing profession. At Mercy Hospital, after six months of study and the successful completion of a preclinical training period, nurses were awarded their caps at a formal ceremony.
The students pictured in this photograph are, Beverly Dodge Bowens, Kathleen Flanagan McManus, Nancy Mason Gallagher, and Doris Carnigan Cyr.
About This Item
- Title: Capping night, Portland, 1953
- Creator: Mercy Hospital
- Creation Date: 1953-03-08
- Subject Date: 1953-03-08
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm
- Collection: Mercy Hospital Historic Archive
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Catholic Church. Diocese of Portland (Me.)
- Health care personnel--Maine--Portland
- Health education
- Medical education
- Mercy Hospital (Portland, Me.)
- Sisters of Mercy.
For more information about this item, contact:Northern Light Mercy Hospital
175 Fore River Parkway, Portland, ME 04102
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