Beyond the glass wall: Black Canadian nurses, 1940-1970.

  • Karen Flynn
  • Published 2009 in
    Nursing history review : official journal of the…


Until the mid-1940s, young Black women who wanted to train as nurses in Canada were prohibited from doing so. The first cohort of Black Canadian registered nurses integrated Canadian nursing schools beginning in the early 1950s. I argue that despite entering an occupation that defined itself around Victorian ideals of "true womanhood," an archetype that… (More)


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