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50 years since the UK's first nursing professor

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Alison J. Tierney, Anne Marie Rafferty, Aisha Holloway

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e132-e134
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Issue number11
Accepted/In press2022
PublishedNov 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: Indeed, Margaret Scott Wright rose quickly through the ranks at St George's Hospital in London, her training school, and while Ward Sister of its medical professorial unit she became aware of the importance of research. So, when an opportunity arose to return to her alma mater to undergo research training, she seized on it. Under the supervision of an eminent Professor of Public Health, and supported by a Boots Fellowship, Margaret Scott Wright undertook a research evaluation of experimental nurse training schemes in Scotland, and in 1961 she graduated with a PhD. One of the first nurses in the UK to gain a doctoral degree. She returned to London, first back to St. George's as Deputy Matron and a year later she moved to the nearby Middlesex Hospital to take over as Matron.

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