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Young women embark on a three-year course to become fully trained nurses, gaining experience in a variety of situations within the hospital before graduating.
The training of a state-registered nurse
''This film of the Nursing Service follows a student's progress from probationer to fully qualified state-registered nurse. In hospital wards, laboratories and lecture-room she acquires technical knowledge and practical skill: at the end of her three years' training many branches of the nursing profession are open to her.
Shots include the casualty ward, the x-ray department and the emergency theatre.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1947-50)
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