Want to be a nurse in the 1980s?

The CALHN Health Museum was recently able to digitise some of the old VHS tapes that we have in the collection. These videos have acted like little time capsules, waiting to be digitised and enjoyed again.

One of my favourites is this Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) nursing recruitment video from the 1980s. The video highlights some of the practices associated with nursing training at the RAH. There was the Capping ceremony which marked the completion of the first three months of training, the orientation camp which occurred in week 3 of the first study block and the opportunity to live on site in the residential wing.

Written by Jonathan Hull, CALHN Health Museum