Small ring bound rectangular burgundy and cream paper Record of Supervised Practice notebook used to record student nursing procedures and experiences along with supervisor signatures (a) with loose rectangular cream paper hand written note (b); notebook has rectangular burgundy cardboard front and…
Small ring bound rectangular burgundy and cream paper Record of Supervised Practice notebook used to record student nursing procedures and experiences along with supervisor signatures (a) with loose rectangular cream paper hand written note (b); notebook has rectangular burgundy cardboard front and back covers; rectangular cream paper pages with charts and tables printed in black ink and hand written notes and signatures on both sides; notebook held together with nine rectangular black plastic rings; loose note has torn non-square top edge and hand written notes on both sides in red ink.
Number Of Parts
a – notebook – Length: 12.8 cm Width: 9.4 cm Depth: 0.9 cm
b – note – Length: 11.1 cm Width: 7.6 cm
Belonged to donor, used while a student nurse at the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing from 1960 to 1963.
Date written in front of notebook is Sept. 12, 1960; Donna Tweddell confirmed she used the notebook up to 1963.
paper: cream, burgundy
ink: black, red, blue
Printed and hand written on first page on notebook: “Student Donna Thompson // Date of Entry SEPT. 12, 1960 // Finishing Date”; printed on page 3: “Record of // SUPERVISED PRACTICE”; hand written on front of loose note in red ink: “Please // ask to be // supervised in [Illeg.] // care + // d[Illeg.] // b[Illeg.].”; hand written on back of loose note in red ink: “No value // unless // signed”
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E-10a
Unit Of Measure
Minor fading and scratching all over covers; minor yellowing to edges of pages; rectangular plastic bar connecting rings broken and pieces missing
Donna Tweddell (donor file)
“KGH School of Nursing.” Kingston General Hospital, 2019. Accessed 10 July 2019.
This Record of Supervised Practice was owned by Donna Tweddell, a former nursing student at the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing; the notebooks were used by nursing students to record the procedures they completed under the supervision of other health practitioners and acquire supervisor signatures to prove that these procedures were completed; student nurses were required to carry these notebooks in their uniform at all times during the three year program; Donna Tweddell used this book until 1963; by the time she was teaching these procedures at KGH in 1965, the notebooks were no longer in use; this represented a change in the method of teaching nursing care skills from a procedures driven program to a scientific basis model.
The Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was one of the first apprenticeship-based nursing training programs in Canada; began in 1886 in response to the increased focus on patient care in hospitals and the medical field; the program was meant to produce an educated and dedicated work force of nurses while also providing an affordable labour force for the hospital through on the job student training; the Ann Baillie Building, current home of the Museum of Healthcare at Kingston, originally served as a residence for the student nurses at KGH.