Nurse on Parade, Fifth Avenue c. 1942
This is one of many patriotic parades in which nurses participated. The location is Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center, and the banner hanging from the building or just one to buy bonds. The nurses are wearing their blue and white pinstripe to put a force. The New York training school for female nurses attached to Bellevue Hospital was founded in May, 1873. It was the first school of nursing in the United States established on the Florence nightingale principles of organization. So revolutionary was the concept of the trained nurse that Bellevue nursing students and graduates were sent as representatives to the Philadelphia exhibition in 1876 for the nations centennial celebration. Bellevue graduates founded many of the countries in nursing schools, and served in the Spanish N American war, World War I and two, Korean and Vietnam wars.