Collaboration and Leading the Way – Graduate Nurse Lantern

Graduate nurse lantern, Sisters of Mercy, West-Midwest Community, early 1900s

Graduate nurse lantern, Sisters of Mercy, West-Midwest Community, early 1900s

Nurse graduates of Mater Misericordiae Nursing School in Sacramento received symbols of their profession upon completion of studies, such as this candle lantern. The school opened in 1897 to supply nurses for the newly established Mater Misericordiae Hospital and continued until 1950.


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