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Training and Qualifications in Nursing and Midwifery
This series reflects the records of Ruby Ward's training to be a nurse and her resulting qualifications. She began by training a fever nurse, later moving into midwifery and health visiting. It also includes reference letters relating to her performance in nursing in various roles.
  • RWD/1/1

    Registered Fever Nurse Certificate and Badge Item

    1944
    Register Card for Fever Nurse Certification. Qualified 23 Jun 1944. Reg No. 14294. Includes registration badge, receipt for payment of dues to the General Nursing Council, and a newspaper clipping announcing results.
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  • RWD/1/2

    Registered Nurse Certificate and Badge Item

    1946
    Register Card for Nurse Certification. Qualified 29 Nov 1946. Reg No. 145127. Includes registration badge and receipt for payment of dues to the General Nursing Council.
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  • RWD/1/3

    Certificate of Efficiency Item

    1944-1946
    A Certificate of Efficiency granted by Sheffield City General hospital for student's two year study period at Dewsbury Isolation hospital and for attending lectures and passing exams.
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  • RWD/1/4

    Nurse Training Correspondence Item

    1943-1947
    A set of letters informing the student of the passing of examinations and receipt of nursing badges after qualification.
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  • RWD/1/5

    Midwifery Case Books Item

    1949
    Two case books of patients kept by Ruby Ward during her midwifery training.
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  • RWD/1/6

    Pupil Midwife Certificate Item

    1950
    Certificate detailing work done as a Pupil Midwife for six months prior to 31 Jan 1950
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  • RWD/1/7

    Midwifery Certificate Item

    1950
    Certificate for First Examination, Central Midwives Board. Dated 28 Feb 1950.
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  • RWD/1/8

    Midwifery Certificate Item

    1950
    Certificate for completion of First and Second Examination, Central Midwives Board. No. 12737. Dated 28 Feb 1950.
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  • RWD/1/9

    Examination and Training Notices Item

    1950
    Notices informing student of examination procedures for course of study, and a circular about training in gas and air from the Central Midwives Board.
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  • RWD/1/10

    Health Visitors Certificate Item

    1951
    Certificate issued from the Royal Sanitary Institute for a Health Visitors qualification. Dated 30 Jun 1951.
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