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May 7, 2009

Historical nursing exhibit on display at ULM Library through August

Don't miss a valuable opportunity to peer into the past!

An exhibit highlighting the history and evolution of nursing at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is currently on display in the ULM Library Special Collections, Passman Room. The exhibit will remain open though the end of August.

Nursing first began at Northeast Louisiana State College in 1960. The display chronicles changes in the School of Nursing as the college evolved from Northeast Louisiana University to The University of Louisiana at Monroe.

The exhibit includes memorabilia from graduates of the School of Nursing, including school pins, nursing caps, lamps, student nurse uniforms, and aprons. Items on display include authentic historical nursing dolls crafted by ULM's Linda E. Sabin, Ph.D., honoring outstanding nurses in the profession. Portraits and posters of nursing recruitment from World Wars I and II, along with portraits of nurses and student nurses are included in the artwork. Vintage nursing equipment including bedpans, glass syringes, nurse's capes, caps and uniforms, books, and figurines are included in the display.

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