QNIS continued our 130th anniversary with a celebration in Glasgow.
Glasgow Caledonian University were the hosts for a lunch and exhibition.
Students and lecturers attending from the university, along with other nursing leaders, had the opportunity to talk about the history of nursing with several of our local retired Queen’s Nurses.
The Queen’s Nurses were pleased to see the passion and strength of the District Nursing course at GCU, and everyone was inspired by the stories told by the older generation
The exhibition included a series of images of nursing from across the years along with a handling collection that included a filled Gladstone Bag – the veritable treasure trove of items that helped a Queen’s Nurse with her rounds.
The handling collection will be available to the public in September as our 130th anniversary celebrations continue as part of ‘Doors Open Day‘ on 28th and 29th September.
Helena Kelly, Programme Leader at GCU said
“It was our pleasure to host this event with QNIS. There was a great buzz around the room with nurses of all generations talking to one another about the differences and similarities in nursing over the years.
“The exhibition brought yesterday’s nursing to today, and it was interesting to see what the students made of some of the older items.”