About 100 Years of Nursing
For the past century Registered nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
have provided care to the families, to the sick and injured of Alberta
and Saskatchewan. At the bedside, on the homestead, at the war front
the hectic ER, nurses have comforted and cared.
This project celebrates the Alberta and Saskatchewan Centennials and
contribution to this history from the tens of thousands of nurses who
called these provinces home.
The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses and the United Nurses of Alberta wanted
to commemorate the Centennials. With the support of Canadian Heritage
have produced this website and accompanying DVD to tell some of the
courageous and caring stories of the province’s nurses.
This is NOT a comprehensive history. We have only captured just a few
the thousands of stories of nurses working in the homes and hospitals
the prairies. Many, many other heart-warming stories of the care provided
by nurses exist but cannot all be told here.
But, each member of our team has been moved by the power and intensity
the stories, photos, and audiovisual material that we have managed to
assemble. We hope you will share in our excitement and pride in the
remarkable contribution that nurses have made to this important century
In the short time frame available for this project, we have done our
to ensure accuracy; however, the volume of material means that some errors
will have necessarily slipped through. We appreciate hearing about any
We must thank the many, many people in both provinces who assisted in
compilation, either in telling their stories or by providing material.
thank you to Canadian Heritage for supporting this project.
For more on the development of this project, please see the producers'
notes from Larry and Keith.
Also, a great number of people and organizations helped to pull this
together. Please see the credits.