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Nursing Education and the Black Nurse ... An Overview

J.P. Samson
Curationis | Vol 1, No 1 | a206 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v1i1.206 | © 1978 J.P. Samson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 1978 | Published: 25 September 1978

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J.P. Samson, Department of Nursing, University of the North, South Africa

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In 1907, Cecilia Makiwane passed the final examination for general nurses of the Cape Colonial Medical Council, and on 7 January 1908 became the first Black registered professional nurse in South Africa (1:269). On 31 December 1977 there were 18 362 Black nurses on the registers of the South African Nursing Council3. At the time when a new Health Act (63/1977) and a new Nursing Act (50/1978) have been promulgated, and “Curationis” makes its début, it is well to look at the highlights of the development of nursing education for Blacks during the past 70 years.


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