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Monday Memories: St. Benedict’s Nursing School

June 26, 2015

The St. Benedict's School of Nursing was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Mount Benedict. The school operated from April 1947 to 1968. Over that forty-one year period, the school had 605 students and 357 graduates. In 1966, the program became the basis for Weber State Colleges Practical Nurse Program and eventually merged into Weber's Nursing Program. This oral history project was created to capture the memories of the graduates and to add to the history of nursing education in Ogden. The interviews focus on their training, religion, and experiences working with doctors, nurses, nuns, and patients at St. Benedict's Hospital. This project received funding from the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah State History.

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