Clarkson College

Omaha, NE
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Private University|Religious

About Our College

In 1869, the Omaha Good Samaritan Hospital opened in Omaha, Neb. and seven months later, the hospital was transferred to the care of Bishop Clarkson. After his death in 1884, his wife, Meliora, worked with deaconesses of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral to establish a training school for nurses within the hospital. The Bishop Clarkson Memorial School of Nursing was established in 1888 as the first training school for nurses in the state of Nebraska with its first class graduating in 1890. In 1902, the Bishop Clarkson Memorial School of Nursing began offering a three-year program, which it maintained for the first half of the twentieth century.

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