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Atkinson School of Nursing of the Toronto Western Hospital sous-fonds
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- Toronto Western Hospital. Atkinson School of Nursing
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47 cm of textual records.
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In 1950 the Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing was renamed the Atkinson School of Nursing of the Toronto Western Hospital when a grant was received from the Atkinson Foundation for Nursing Education. At the same time the School became independent of the Toronto Western Hospital's Department of Nursing with the appointment of a Director of Nursing Service to head the Department, while Miss Gladys J. Sharpe became Director of Nursing Education, in charge of the School.
From 1950-1955 a pilot program was carried out at the School, by which the education program was reduced from three years to two years and a one-year internship. In 1955 this change was adopted permanently.
Following Miss Sharpe’s retirement in 1951, Blanche Duncanson (1951-1958) and Amy Griffin (1958 - ?) served as Director of Nursing Education. Beginning in 1972 the Atkinson School of Nursing was gradually phased out of independent existence, and in 1974 the School was formally dissolved and its functions transferred to George Brown College.
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Sous-fonds consists of student records created and maintained by the Atkinson School of Nursing of the Toronto Western Hospital and subsequently maintained by the TTH Nursing Education and Research Department. See series-level description for details. Sous-fonds includes one series:
1.2.1 Student records
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Records in this sous-fonds were transferred to the Archives in March 1998 from the Nursing Education and Research Department. There was a subsequent transfer in June 2006.
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Some files are restricted for 120 years from date of creation to ensure compliance with Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). In cases where the individual has died, if earlier than the 120 year restriction, the restriction period is for 50 years from proven date of death. To request access to restricted items, please submit an application to UHN’s Research Ethics Board using the appropriate online forms and procedures. Please see series and sub-series descriptions and file lists for further details.
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Last updated: May 29, 2014. Added to Archeion May 29, 2014.
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