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Fri, 11.16.1917

The Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses Begins

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*On this date in 1917, we celebrate the first class of the Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses (MTSCN).

Mrs. Ludie Andrews was the founder of MCSTN, which became part of the Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing program. This was an accredited nursing school for black students. Municipal School students took courses at Spelman College and completed clinical work at Hughes Spalding Pavilion and the black ward of Grady Hospital. The Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing began admitting only white students in 1898, becoming the first charted nursing school in Georgia.

In 1917, the first class of the Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses entered Grady Hospital, where a school for white nurses had begun in 1898. Organized and initially supervised by African American nurses, the training school was administered by the 'program by whites' after 1923. In 1946, when Grady Hospital became part of the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, the school was renamed Grady Hospital of Nursing. MTSCN also provided scholarships for students in nursing or health-related fields.

Grady Hospital maintained two separate programs for Black and White nurses until its integration in 1964. The nursing school was closed in 1982.

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